The Red Cross seeks your help to raise funds

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Helping families who require assistance as a result of fires or floods, the Red Cross provides much needed food, clothing and shelter to those who hve lost their home to a disaster. Without this help these families would have no where to go.

The Red Cross also supplies needed refreshment to the firefighters who work so hard to put out woodland fires throughout the country. The Red Cross responded in this capacity to 58 fires over the past year, in addition to house and apartment fires.

The Marshall County Red Cross partners with the Parks and Recreation Department to provide Marshall County children with important swimming and water safety courses.

This chapter continues to provide ongoing CPR and First Aid training to local citizens. Volunteers from the chapter provide instruction in Community Disaster Education to local churches, businesses and families to better prepare our community for any emergency type situation.

The Chapter provides 365 days-a-year, 24 hours-a-day, emergency response to our U.S. military families in Marshall County. Emergency Communication is provided to these families at no charge is a death or serious emergency occurs and the service personnel are needed at home.

The Marshall County Chapter also supports the Tennessee Valley Blood Region of the American Red Cross in promoting blood drives throughout the county. Some 50 blood drives, so important to our community, were held over the last year.

The Red Cross is now asking for the community's support.

It is conducting a door-to-door campaign to raise funds to help prepare for the needs of the community during emergencies. To achieve that goal, they are asking each household to give a gift. In return, a certificate for a free 10 x 13 family portrait or a children's session, including one 8x10, two 5x7s and 8 wallet size photos from Olan Mills will be provided to each family that donates.