Thursday, December 20, 2012
Letter to Editor: "This time of year generally brings out the best in people, and we have certainly seen that here at the American Red Cross."
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This Letter to the Editor is from Cindy Erickson, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. This time of year generally brings out the best in people, and we have certainly seen that here at the American Red Cross. Because Service to the Armed Forces is a key mission area for the Red Cross, during the month of November, we asked the community to help send holiday greetings to service members around the world, their families and veterans in homes and hospitals. While a holiday card might sound like a small thing, we hear every year that it means a great deal to those who are away from their homes and/or families. Last year, the American Red Cross collected and sent an amazing 1.3 million cards around the world… and 4,000 of those cards came from …
Friday, November 16, 2012
American Red Cross and St. Louis Rams representatives teamed up to send greetings to active military, their families and veterans in homes and hospitals. Rams defensive end Chris Long volunteered to be Holiday Mail for Heroes honorary chair.
With help from supporters, volunteers and sponsors, the American Red Cross delivers holiday cards to those serving in active-duty as well as veterans within the United States and around the world. In 2011, more than 1.35 million cards went to troops deployed overseas and stationed locally, stated Red Cross St. Louis communications specialist Denise Nazzaro. This year, partnering with the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Red Cross Area Chapter hopes to collect 25,000 signed cards, she said. Through Nov. 30, people can drop off signed cards at most local Hardees restaurants, BP stations and any Red Cross office. The Red Cross will collect the cards and send them to Washington, DC, to be screened and shipped to various U.S. and international …
Friday, September 14, 2012
CEO Cindy Erickson is participating in a White House Summit and talking about a readiness project which started in St. Louis and has now gone nationwide.
Today marks a very special day for the organization, as the White House hosts “American Red Cross Day”. Cindy Erickson, CEO of the Greater St. Louis Region, is in the nation’s capital for the event. Today’s theme is “Red Cross: Building Resilient Communities”. It is an opportunity for the Red Cross to demonstrate how it is working to build resiliency in communities across the nation and around the world using technology, innovative ideas, and old-fashioned hard work. St. Louis is being highlighted at the event, as Erickson speaks on a panel about the now-national Red Cross Ready Rating Program™. Created in the St. Louis Area Chapter in 2008 with support from Anheuser-Busch, the program helps businesses, schools and organizations become …