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March is Red Cross Month!

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Down the street. Across the country. Around the world. Every day, the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids turns compassion into action, assisting more than 61,000 people in our community each year.

March is Red Cross Month and your local American Red Cross chapter would like to say "thank you" to all our supporters in the community. Whether you've donated, been trained, given blood or worked as a volunteer, your contribution is what keeps the Red Cross going.

The American Red Cross invites you to get involved this March and see how you can change a life, starting with your own.

10 Ways to Make a Difference During Red Cross Month

   1. Involve your business, organization, school or group in the Heroes for the Red Cross campaign.
   2. Run for the Red Cross at the Fifth Third River Bank Run.
   3. Take a training class like CPR/AED, First Aid, Babysitters Training and more!
   4. Become a part for our 2010 Hometown Heroes event, honoring Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers!
   5. Give blood -- one pint can save three lives!
   6. Donate and help fund our essential services and programs.
   7. Become a volunteer.
   8. Train your employees with our workplace training or purchase an AED for your office.
   9. Check out our calendar and attend an upcoming event or fundraiser!
  10. Become Red Cross Ready as a family -- get a kit, make a plan, be informed.

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