Celebrate Red Cross Month

by Abby Coard
Ramstein Red Cross Volunteer

Do you like to have fun? Join the Ramstein Red Cross March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the KMCC Food Court for a fun-filled event to celebrate Red Cross Month.

From taking a 15-minute CPR class to interacting with Scrubby Bear, the Red Cross mascot, for the Red Cross’ kindergarten to second grade handwashing program to prevent the spread of disease and infection, to learning valuable lifesaving information and tips, there is something for every member of the family. Participants will also have chances to win great prizes. 

During Red Cross Month, the Ramstein Red Cross and chapters all over the world honor volunteers whose selfless sacrifice helps families overcome everyday emergencies. Without volunteers, the Red Cross would not be able to achieve its mission. Stop by to learn about volunteer opportunities and become a community hero in Rheinland-Pfalz. Community members who stop by will also get an opportunity to fill out family contact cards to help ease their minds in times of crisis. Each person who fills out a contact card, takes a CPR class or signs up to volunteer will receive a ticket to play Plinko.

More than 75 years ago, March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. All U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world through its workforce powered by more than 90 percent volunteers.