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Parents can go to the Crawford County Christian Help Center to get Easter Baskets and goodies from March 19th– 28th. For children 10 & Under.
300 Huron Street, Grayling
HOURS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11A-3P
A proposed permit to have a marina based off the north shore of Lake Margrethe.
Location: Grayling Township Hall, 2090 Viking Way., Grayling
March is Red Cross Month: Here’s How You Can Be a Hero to Someone in Need
Northern Michigan Chapter is powered by its volunteers: Donating your time, giving blood, or learning a life-saving skill like CPR can have big impact
#Help1Family on Red Cross Giving Day March 28, 2018; Donate at redcross.org/givingday
Northern Michigan – March 28, 2018— It’s Red Cross Month and the Northern Michigan Chapter is asking people across Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to become a hero becoming a volunteer or making a donation to #help1family on Giving Day – March 28.
“The Red Cross is powered by our volunteer heroes who give of their time, talents and compassion to fulfill our vital humanitarian mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering,” said Cathy Anthofer- Fialon, Executive Director of the Northern Michigan Chapter “They are people from your neighborhood who donate blood, who teach First Aid and CPR classes, who support those in need at what may be the worst time in their lives. We honor them during Red Cross Month and ask you to consider joining us and making a difference.”
March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. President Roosevelt’s
This year the Red Cross salutes all the heroes who make a difference in their communities by:
Taking a first aid or CPR class to help in an emergency
Providing comfort to a member of the military, a veteran or their family
Home fires are the most common disasters that the Red Cross responds to each year. Here in Northern Michigan Chapter we have responded to 43 fires just since January of 2018.Volunteers drop everything – at any time of the day or night – to help people who have lost everything. “These are the moments when I can witness strangers helping other strangers in their greatest moments of need,” said Red Cross volunteer Cindy Huge. Read more about why Huge leaves her home in the middle of the night to her others: https://redcrosschat.org/2017/12/05/compassion-after-a-home-fire/.
WHAT WE DO The Red Cross has been helping people in need for more than 130 years. And much of our work is accomplished through the work of our volunteers. The Red Cross:
Responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country providing hope and comfort to people in need.
Trains and provides information to nearly 5.9 million people in first aid, water safety and other skills that help save lives.
Collects nearly 4.9 million units of blood from more than 2.8 million volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients at hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
Provides nearly 391,000 support services to military members, veterans and their families.
nation on March 20, 1945 was in support of the Red Cross War Fund. He died 23 days later, on April 12,
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Donating blood or platelets
Volunteering to help people impacted by a disaster
• Helps more than 181 million people outside the U.S. through disaster management and disease prevention efforts.
Locally, Northern Michigan Chapter the Red Cross responded to 152 home fires in 2017 and provided assistance to 573 individuals. We recently received a letter from a family Red Cross of Northern Michigan assisted in 2017 thanking our volunteers for braving the icy roads in the middle of the night to provide immediate assistance and support to the family as the fire department battled the blaze engulfing their home of 30 years. It is the generosity of our volunteers and donors which make this possible.
GIVING DAY The Red Cross is asking everyone to support people impacted by disasters and #help1family on Giving Day – Wednesday, March 28. Your donation can help provide hope and urgent relief such as food, blankets and other essentials to people who need it most. Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross, helping people across the country in need of emergency assistance. Donate now by visiting redcross.org/givingday, or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
During March, be a hero and join the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross. Donate today and designate your gift for the Northern Michigan Chapter.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies
about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian
aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that
depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more
information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.