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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Statement on March as American Red Cross Month

Mar 15, 2017

Beatty Statement on March as American Red Cross Month

March is American Red Cross Month, a campaign every March since 1943 to educate communities about the vital services the American Red Cross provides to local communities and those across the globe every day. To mark the occasion, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster, giving a much-needed helping hand to countless Americans when they need it most. Yet, the American Red Cross does much more than that; they also provide assistance to members of the Armed Forces and their families, as well as educational outreach and relief programs for people all across the globe—relying on heroes from all walks of life. That is why, during Red Cross Month and all year long, I urge Central Ohioans and all Americans to become a hero in their own community by donating blood or volunteering at your local Red Cross.”

Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies nearly 40 percent of the nation's blood donations, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports the military community. For more information on American Red Cross Month, please visit the American Red Cross’ website, and be sure to join in the conversation online by using #BeAHero and #RedCrossMonth.