Red Cross Chapter Plans Open House & Dine Out Events

WESTFIELD – The Raritan Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is planning an open house at the chapter on June 28 and 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be a “Dine Out” fundraiser on Thursday, June 30, at several participating restaurants.

“We would like to introduce ourselves to the community by offering an open house on Tuesday and Wednesday for anyone to come, visit and speak with us,” said Suzanne Lutz, executive director. “There are exciting changes going on within our organization and we want to ensure transparency to the community regarding the role of the Red Cross. This is an opportunity for past supporters, volunteers and anyone curious about our chapter to speak personally with staff and have their questions answered. The Red Cross will continue to be here to help those in need, educate individuals on what to do in an emergency and be the organization people look to when disaster strikes down the street, across the country and around the world.”

As part of the Red Cross Dine Out, participating restaurants will donate a percentage of the proceeds raised by patrons “dining out” to the Red Cross for disaster relief, preparedness and prevention. Participating restaurants will feature a Red Cross Dine Out window decal.

Some of the restaurants supporting the June30 Dine Out are:

  • IHOP (Elizabeth)
  • Limani Seafood Grill (Westfield)
  • Fujiyama Mama (Westfield)
  • Tarantella’s Ristorante (Clark)
  • Nagoya Japanese Restaurant (Westfield)
  • Tropicana Diner (Elizabeth)
  • Zupko’s Tavern/Dunellen Cinema Café (Dunellen)

For a complete list of restaurants or to register additional restaurants, contact the chapter at 1-908-232-7090.

Formerly the Tri-County and Westfield Mountainside chapters, the Raritan Valley Chapter is located at 321 Elm Street in Westfield. It provides health and safety, disaster response and military communications programs and services to more than half a million residents of 24 towns in Union, Somerset and Middlesex counties.

  • Union County: Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Union, Winfield, Westfield
  • Middlesex County: Dunellen, Edison (NW), South Plainfield
  • Somerset County: Green Brook, North Plainfield, Warren, Watchung

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has become the nation’s premier emergency response organization. It has built a reputation around the world as the organization to turn to when faced with a disaster. Its nationwide network of more than 700 chapters is dedicated to saving lives by helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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