Local Red Cross appreciates support

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dear Media,

The American Red Cross and its volunteers work every day to help save lives or rebuild lives that have been shattered by disaster – whether it is down the street, across the country and around the world.

March is Red Cross Month across the country, and we want to thank those supporters whose generosity helps us continue our service to those who need us, every day.

The Red Cross responded following the Haiti earthquake in January, working to turn despair into hope. The Red Cross is there in Haiti now – and we are also here each day for families who need us in Covington County.

In the past year, the Covington County Red Cross responded to 45 local emergencies, assisted 87 military families and trained 525 people in lifesaving skills. And, more than 1200 people from this area donated life saving blood.

Finally, Red Cross Month is a great time for people to get involved with the Red Cross, such as donating blood; signing up for a CPR, first aid or another Red Cross course; giving a financial gift that can save the day when the next disaster strikes, or getting involved as a volunteer.


Merrill Davis

Executive Director

Covington County American Red Cross