FORT MYERS (December 13, 2018) – The American Red Cross Southern Gulf Chapter received two new fleet vehicles acquired thanks to the generosity of local donors who participated in this year’s Centennial Gala. A third emergency response vehicle will be delivered early next year.
The Southern Gulf Chapter held its Centennial Celebration & Gala on Friday, March 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. to celebrate 100 years of service in the community. The Gala focused on fundraising for one disaster vehicle, thanks to the support of donors, the event raised funds to purchase two local fleets and one emergency response vehicle for the Chapter. The vehicles will be utilized by the Red Cross to respond to local disasters, ranging from home fires to hurricanes, and provide aid to families in need.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of our donors for their amazing support and contributions at this year’s Centennial Celebration & Gala” said Jill Palmer, executive director of the Southern Gulf Chapter. “Their support will allow us to better serve the community in the face of emergencies.”
The Southern Gulf Chapter currently serves nearly 1 million residents in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties.
To support the Red Cross locally and across the country, visit redcross.org/support or become a volunteer by visiting redcross.org/sflvolunteer.
CLICK HERE to view a video on two of the new vehicles.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.