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Posted on: March 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] March Proclaimed American Red Cross Month by Commission

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P R O C L A M A T I O N

In Recognition of March as American Red Cross Month

WHEREAS, In times of crisis, people in Washington County come together to care for one another

and this humanitarian spirit is part of the foundation of our community, and is exemplified by

American Red Cross volunteers and donors; and

 

WHEREAS, In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, turning her steadfast

dedication for helping others into a bold mission of preventing and alleviating people’s suffering; and

 

WHEREAS, Today, more than 140 years later, we honor the kindness and generosity of Red Cross

volunteers here in Washington County, who continue to carry out Clara’s lifesaving legacy, joining

the millions of people across the United States who volunteer, give blood, donate financially or learn

vital life-preserving skills through the Red Cross; and

 

WHEREAS, In Washington County, the contributions of local Red Cross volunteers give hope to the

most vulnerable in their darkest hours — whether it’s providing emergency shelter, food and comfort

for families devastated by local disasters like home fires; educating our youth on emergency

preparedness; donating essential blood for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ

transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease;

supporting service members and veterans, along with their families and caregivers, through the

unique challenges of military life; helping to save the lives of others with first aid, CPR and other

skills; or delivering international humanitarian aid; and

 

WHEREAS, Their work to prevent and alleviate human suffering is vital to strengthening our

community’s resilience and we dedicate the month of March to all those who continue to advance the

noble legacy of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, who lived by her words, “You must never

think of anything except the need, and how to meet it” and ask others to join in this commitment to

give back in our community; now therefore

 

BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THAT:

We do hereby recognize March 2022 as Red Cross Month and encourage all citizens of

Washington County to reach out and support its humanitarian mission.

 

ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE BODY, in session duly assembled, on this, the

28th day of March, 2022.

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