Thursday, March 14th, 2013
March has been declared American Red Cross Month in Morris County by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
In issuing the proclamation, Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo thanked all those who volunteer, donate blood or provide financial donations to support an organization whose mission is to help those in need. The proclamation is below.
American Red Cross Month
Whereas, March is traditionally designated as American Red Cross Month to recognize and thank all those who volunteer, donate blood, take life-saving courses or provide financial donations to support an organization whose mission is to help those in need, and
Whereas, the Red Cross works tirelessly through its employees and volunteers to help when disaster strikes or when someone needs life-saving blood or the comfort of a helping hand, and
Whereas, across the country, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year and provides some 400,000 services to military members, veterans and civilians, collects and distributes approximately 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and trains more than 7 million people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills each year, and
Whereas, the Morris County community depends on the American Red Cross, which in turn relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission, and
Whereas, despite the challenging economic time in which we live, the American Red Cross continues to offer assistance and comfort to those in need;
Now Therefore, I, Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Director of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, proclaim March 2013 as American Red Cross Month in Morris County and urge all residents to support this outstanding organization and its noble humanitarian mission.
Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Director