In a tradition dating back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President George W. Bush declared March as Red Cross Month, calling it a time to “honor this charitable organization” and “reflect on its remarkable achievements and contributions to our country.”
In a Proclamation signed today, the President cited examples of how the Red Cross had provided food, comfort and medical assistance to the victims of a number of disasters in 2007, from the tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota to the devastating wildfires in California. He also noted how the Red Cross provides vital assistance by organizing blood drives, teaching health and safety programs, and supporting our men and women in uniform.
Throughout the month, 750 Red Cross chapters across the country will celebrate in a variety of ways, including holding special events, trainings or fundraisers to give people an opportunity to support the organization through donations of time, money or blood.
Locally we are participating through:
- Wednesday, March 5th is Culver’s Day of Giving where we get 10% of customer’s purchase
- Friday, March 28th is the Rockford Icehogs Red Cross night (you can still purchase tickets and we get $4 for each ticket sold – make sure you buy your tickets before March 17th)