Header image
Translate: (Disclaimer)
Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page

  Select News to View

Please select the year.
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Back to Article List

March is Red Cross Month
Release Date: February 28, 2011

March is Red Cross Month

Ninety-four years and counting - that's how long the Sussex County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been serving the local area; responding to disasters, aiding our military personnel, teaching life-saving skills, and conducting the blood drives that supply the sustenance that only a human life can provide. The American Red Cross is not a government agency, nor is it funded through government dollars. Its existence depends solely on the generosity of others and fundraising events conducted throughout the year. Volunteers play a huge role in the day-to-day operations, responding to emergencies, giving aid to those in immediate need, and conducting classes to train those who desire to become a part of the Red Cross volunteer team.

In recognition of the Red Cross and the 130 years since Clara Barton created the organization in 1881, the month of March is designated as "March is Red Cross Month". In support of "March is Red Cross Month", and to acknowledge those Red Cross volunteers who donate their time and talents to the local Sussex County community, the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, at its February 23, 2011 meeting, presented a Proclamation from the Freeholder Board to Patricia S. Day, Executive Director of the Sussex County Chapter. A Red Cross flag will also be flown in the Newton Green during the month of March in honor of "March is Red Cross Month"

The American Red Cross, Sussex County Chapter, offers a variety of opportunities for anyone wishing to volunteer their time. Opportunities range from office assistance to volunteer instructors to becoming a member of a Disaster Action Team. Those interested in exploring volunteer opportunities should contact the Sussex County Chapter at 973.579.1600.

Stay Informed: Subscribe to Sussex County Email News Subscribe to Sussex County RSS Feeds Visit Sussex County on Facebook Follow Sussex County on Twitter

Community Resources | Home | County Government | Departments | Municipalities | Directories | Directions | County Tourism | Economic Development | Veterans Services | Events Calendar | Newsletters & Alerts | News & Information | Meeting Schedules | Service Requests | Contact Information | Form Center | Links | F.A.Q.s | Employment Opportunities | Skylands Ride/Public Transportation | How Do I? | Recycling/Solid Waste | Road Closures | Employee Services | Feedback | New Jersey Career Connections
Use Mobile Site
Copyright © 2018 Sussex County. All Rights Reserved.
Visit Sussex County on YouTube Follow Sussex County on Twitter Visit Sussex County on Facebook Subscribe to Sussex County's RSS Feeds Subscribe to Sussex County Email News

Powered by Cit-e-Net