President Obama Declares March 2009 as American Red Cross Month
March is Red Cross Month! And President Barack Obama has officially declared it so. The Presidential Proclamation reads, in part:
The Red Cross has continued to serve those suffering from large- and small-scale disasters. The organization is best known for its work helping communities deal with major disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. These large-scale disasters represent a major part of the work of the American Red Cross. Just as important are the tens of thousands of small-scale disasters that occur every day in communities nationwide, and the volunteers who respond to them. These efforts include supporting our military and their families, collecting and distributing blood, helping the needy, delivering health and safety education, and providing aid abroad.
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Chris Chen, Cambridge, MA