Rhode Island State House to Turn Red in Honor of Red Cross Month

We will be celebrating Red Cross Month by turning the State House Red during the week of March 20 – 26!

A special celebration and citation will be presented by Lt. Governor Dan McKee on Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. at the Rhode Island State House.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

We are thrilled to be celebrating Red Cross Month by turning the Rhode Island State House Red. Red Cross Month is the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies. It is also a time to celebrate the tremendous work of this incredible organization. Turning the State House

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RI Red Cross Board members pull the switch to turn the State House Red on March 1, 2016.

red is a great way to highlight the work of the Red Cross

In fiscal year 2016, the Rhode Island Chapter responded 200 local emergencies, assisted nearly 200 military families and trained more than 10,000 people in lifesaving skills.

In addition to the State House turning red, other Providence skyline fixtures including One Financial and 100 Westminster, will also have their lights turned red to highlight Red Cross Month.

More information about how people can support the organization is available on redcross.org. You can also join the Rhode Island Red Cross CrowdRise team to help raise funds for the Red Cross for their third annual Giving Day on April 26: https://www.crowdrise.com/red-cross-team-rhode-island.

The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

We hope you will consider joining us for this fun event at the Rhode Island State House!

 

 

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