This month, the American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation.
“When help can’t wait during emergencies, people in northern Ohio rally together to provide relief and hope for neighbors in need,” said Mike Parks, Regional CEO. “This humanitarian spirit is at the heart of our community, and we are proud to honor all those who make our mission possible during this year’s Red Cross Month celebration. You can join in their commitment by donating, volunteering, giving blood or platelets, or taking a lifesaving skills course.”
Participate in Red Cross Month by visiting redcross.org to make a financial donation, give blood or platelets, become a volunteer or take a class in lifesaving skills, such as first aid, CPR and how to use an AED. On March 22, join the annual Red Cross Giving Day campaign by donating at redcross.org/givingday to help provide shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance for people affected by disasters big and small.
Today’s Red Cross volunteers, blood and platelet donors and supporters are advancing the lifesaving legacy of Clara Barton — one of the most honored women in U.S. history — who founded the American Red Cross more than 140 years ago.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
American Red Cross Blood Donation Center Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway, Toledo, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
March 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road
March 30, 1-6 p.m., Bowling Green Alliance Church, 1161 Napoleon Road
March 23, noon-6 p.m., Pemberville American Legion, 405 E. Front St.
March 15, 1-6 p.m., Perrysburg Schools Board of Education, 140 East Indiana Ave.
March 18, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave.