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March is 'Red Cross Month'

By Mark Shuller - Email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) — For nearly 100 years, U.S. Presidents have called on people to support the Red Cross and its humanitarian mission. President Obama's proclamation of March 2011 as Red Cross Month continues a tradition begun in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross has been helping those in need for 106 years. The nation's largest nonprofit humanitarian organization, the Red Cross.

During March, people can join that effort by becoming a Red Cross volunteer, taking a preparedness class, or making a donation. With the help of nearly 2,000 volunteers, the Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross serves 2 million people in 25 counties in the Tri-State Area. To find out more information, please visit www.cincinnatiredcross.org.

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