Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mayor Jenks supports American Red Cross Month

Mayor Jenks supports
American Red Cross month
Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III met with staff members of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter on March 18 to proclaim the month of March 2013 “American Red Cross Month” in Rolla. (Pictured with Mayor Jenks at Rolla City Hall are (l to r): Nancy Sell, Community Development Manager and Dave Griffith, Executive Director, American Red Cross, Heart of Missouri.)
   During fiscal year 2012, the Heart of Missouri Chapter responded to 174 disasters in the 21 Mid-Missouri counties. Mid-Missouri turns to the Heart of Missouri Chapter for many of the things that make this area stronger and safer. For instance, nearly half of our critical blood supply is collected by the Red Cross. Last year numerous blood donors chose the Red Cross as the place to donate the gift of life. More than 11,000 people also turned to the Red Cross to learn life-saving skills such as first aid and CPR. Last year, the Red Cross Chapter also provided services with 404 calls from current military personnel, veterans and their families.
   In celebrating American Red Cross Month, we are celebrating the humanitarian and volunteer spirit here in Mid-Missouri and all across America.

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