March Is Red Cross Month

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March is Red Cross Month in recognition of the work done by the American Red Cross in communities across the country and around the globe – and of how we depend on public support to help people in need.

Thanks to support from individuals, organizations and businesses here in Union County, the Raritan Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is able to respond to disasters both large and small; help members of the military, veterans and their families; provide blood for those in need and teach lifesaving skills.

We want to thank those whose generosity enables us to continue our work, both here at home and around the world. You can help by making a donation, becoming a volunteer, taking a class, or giving blood.

The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in this country, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. We provide 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families, collect and distribute more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and train more than 9 million people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills every year.

Here in the Union County area, the Raritan Valley Chapter responded to 120 local emergencies, assisted 80 military families and trained 53,206 people in the region in lifesaving skills. In addition, people from this area donated 1,438 units of blood.

Red Cross Month is the perfect time for people to become a part of our mission and help people in need by making a donation, volunteering, giving blood or taking a class. Please help us help those in need – please support the American Red Cross.

Suzanne M. Lutz
Executive Director
Raritan Valley Chapter

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