March is Red Cross Month

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Franklin County Commissioner Dave Keller; American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Allen White; American Red Cross Central PA Chapter Board Chairman Ron Taylor; and Commissioner John Flannery. PROVIDED PHOTO

CHAMBERSBURG – The Franklin County Commissioners have proclaimed March to be Red Cross Month in Franklin County and are drawing attention to the positive impact and invaluable services the organization provides to others, often in their darkest hour.

By declaring March to be Red Cross Month in Franklin County, the commissioners are recognizing the contributions of Red Cross volunteers, especially those serving in local communities. These individuals have made a difference in the lives of others by providing emergency shelter, food and comfort to families affected by home fires or natural disasters; by donating blood for accident victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients; and by providing support to American service members and veterans, along with their families.

Red Cross Month has been celebrated nationally since 1943. It is a time to recognize the humanitarian spirit of American Red Cross volunteers and donors who embody the organization’s mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

The commissioners urge all Franklin County residents to support the humanitarian mission and work of the American Red Cross by volunteering, giving blood, learning life-saving skills or through financial donations.

Franklin County is served by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross. For more information, call 866-311-3832 or visit redcross.org

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