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The American Red Cross: Ready to serve

September 29, 2012

Each morning trained American Red Cross volunteers do not necessarily know what the day will bring. They could be teaching a course in CPR or First Aid empowering neighbors to save lives. It could be they are helping out with a local blood drive, or it could be that they are responding to a local, regional or national disaster providing shelter, food, emotional support, and hope to those in need after a very devastating emergency or disaster. No matter what is asked, the Red Cross volunteer is here to serve Marshall County.

Here in Marshall County, the Red Cross helped 23 individuals, this past year, after a disaster or emergency such as a home fire with shelter, food, clothing and emotional support. Like many organizations, the Red Cross, have had to do a lot more with a lot less. Although the change has been tough, we believe we are on the right path to do more and do it more efficiently. But, we can't do it alone and we need the support of many.

Together we will do a much better job for our communities. We look at ourselves at the American Red Cross as the conveners, encouraging everybody to work together to benefit the community, staying focused on the need in front of us.

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Thank you to our volunteers that help make the Red Cross successful and give the clients of Marshall County the assistance they need when disaster strikes.

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 or join our blog at



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