Atlanta, GA (March 1, 2023) – In honor of Red Cross volunteers, donors and supporters, Gov. Brian Kemp presented a proclamation declaring March as American Red Cross Month in Georgia to Regional Chief Executive Officer Dee Dixon. Every day, the dedication of these local “heroes” aid families in need across the state and around the world.
“We are grateful for the service of our volunteers, community partners and donors in their extraordinary commitment to helping our neighbors,” said Dixon. “Their simple acts of kindness are the reason we celebrate this month during Red Cross Month.”
This marks the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation. In addition to the proclamation presented by Governor Kemp, resolutions were passed recognizing the month in the Georgia Senate as well as the Georgia House of Representatives. Also in celebration, the ‘King and Queen’ towers in Sandy Springs will light up red for the beginning of the month.
Last year, through a statewide network of eight chapters, Georgia’s Red Cross continued to deliver on its mission thanks to over 3,400 volunteers and their donations of time with more than 223,000 volunteer hours.
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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 at redcross.org/georgia or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @GARedCross