New virtual event during Red Cross Month will support critical services
to more than 7 million across three states
The American Red Cross Minnesota and Dakotas Region is excited to announce a brand-new virtual event – Powering the Mission. This event will feature dynamic guest speakers and three inspiring mission stories highlighting how the Red Cross makes an impact across the three-state region. The public is invited to attend this free event Tuesday, March 16 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is requested at redcross.org/mission.
“Throughout this pandemic we’ve seen again and again how important a strong Red Cross is to our communities,” said Phil Hansen, regional executive director of the American Red Cross Minnesota and Dakotas Region. “From responding to home fires and other disasters across the country to collecting blood products, and convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients, the Red Cross has proved essential to strong families and communities.”
With Special Guests:
Angela Davis, MPR news host, Minnesota Public Radio
Andrea Walsh, president & CEO, HealthPartners
Reba Dominski, EVP, chief social responsibility officer and president, U.S. Bank Foundation
"The past year has been overwhelming for many, and yet through it all, people are caring for one another,” said Hansen. “There are lots of reasons to turn the spotlight on stories of hope right now and Powering the Mission will do just that. We ask you to join us as we honor and celebrate our humanitarian spirit.”
Funds raised from Powering the Mission will help the Red Cross continue to deliver critical services to more than 7 million people across the Minnesota and Dakotas Region. These services are made possible by more than 2,800 volunteers, including over 130 youth volunteers that help ensure the Red Cross fulfills its mission every day.
The March 16 Powering the Mission event is being held during Red Cross Month. For nearly 80 years, U.S. presidents have proclaimed March as Red Cross Month to recognize people giving back through its lifesaving mission — which is powered by more than 90% volunteers.
Many thanks to the generous Powering the Mission sponsors: Mission Moment Sponsors: CenterPoint Energy, Medica and Abbott. Matching Sponsors: Eide Bailly and Citi. Patron Sponsors: HealthPartners and U.S. Bank.
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 in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. For more information, please visit redcross.org/MNDAKS or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @mnredcross.and @redcrossdakotas.