March is Red Cross Month

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The American Red Cross of Western Colorado is kicking off its annual Red Cross Month celebration in March to honor local community heroes who help ensure their neighbors never face crises alone.

Red Cross Month is a national tradition that began in March 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation — and each U.S. president has followed ever since. Locally, Montrose County Commissioners Keith Caddy, Roger Rash and Sue Hansen have declared March as Red Cross Month.

“During Red Cross Month, we are proud to honor the people in our community who step up to support one another when help can’t wait during emergencies,” said Christie Caster, Executive Director of Red Cross of Western Colorado. “This relief and hope wouldn’t be possible without these local heroes. Please consider joining in their commitment by volunteering.”

Join the Red Cross Month celebration by visiting to become a volunteer.

HELP CAN’T WAIT WHEN EMERGENCIES STRIKE Volunteers comprise 90% of the national Red Cross workforce to power its lifesaving mission, along with generous financial donors; people trained in skills like first aid and CPR; and other supporters.