Blood drive in Guyton

Posted March 03, 2017

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 worldwide humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies. The Hawaii Red Cross also educates local youth, organizations and businesses on how to prepare before disasters strike, provides 24/7 support to members of the military, veterans and their families, and trains thousands of people in first aid and other lifesaving skills.

Thank you to all our volunteers and donors who assist their neighbors when it's needed most. We are deeply grateful.

The Red Cross depends on local heroes to fulfill its mission.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include 7:45 a.m.to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Woodbury Senior Center, 265 Main Street, Woodbury; 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 505 South Main Street, Thomaston; and 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 785 Highland Avenue, Waterbury.

Second, test your smoke detectors and ask your neighbors to do the same.

In addition to honoring a century of service in Kentucky, the annual Holiday Hero blood drive will continue its legacy of honoring St. Patrick's Day and Red Cross Month.

"Join us as we celebrate our New Jersey volunteers this March and share appreciation for their work helping others on social media using #RedCrossMonthNJ", added Montero. Donations can be made by checking box 64 on the NJ-1040 Form and entering Code 14 for the American Red Cross-NJ Fund.

Through the effort of volunteers, the Red Cross provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world. I encourage all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and by supporting the work of service and relief organizations.

To perform its vital national and global roles, the Red Cross relies on volunteers and the support of the American people.

In fiscal year 2016, Montana Red Cross volunteers responded to 223 local emergencies, assisted 257 military families and trained 10,123 people in lifesaving skills.