American Red Cross

This March, which is celebrated nationwide as Red Cross Month, a group of local “Heroes” is working hard to help the Red Cross continue its services in the Northwest Georgia communities. “Heroes” in Floyd, Gordon and Bartow Counties will be canvassing the area for volunteer fundraisers and donations to support Red Cross services.

For many years, volunteers with the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia have been heroes to thousands of people throughout the area, lending aid during times of disaster, supporting military families and training citizens in lifesaving CPR and first aid skills. The Hero fundraising campaign is being chaired this year by Amy Delaney and Sam Thomas, both of Calhoun. If you would like to volunteer as a “Hero” fundraiser, you can contact the chapter or one of three team captains; Gordon County Team Captain - Angela Hammond of Century Bank of Georgia; Floyd County Team Captain – Kaytlin Greenley of Coosa Valley Credit Union and Bartow County Team Captain – Erick Housch of United Community Bank of Adairsville. At the end of the Heroes Campaign, the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia will be recognizing community heroes in several categories at our First Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on April 2nd. If you would to nominate someone as a community hero, please contact the chapter at 844-536-6226 or via email at Jeffrey.putnam@redcross.org for a nomination form. Nominations are due no later than March 6th.

“Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise $1000 for their local Red Cross chapter. This year, the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia hopes to raise $50,000 during this campaign to support Red Cross services including disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid and CPR training and disaster preparedness information for our community. All money raised will support your neighbors throughout Northwest Georgia. Currently the “Heroes for the American Red Cross” is being sponsored by Mohawk Industries, State Mutual Insurance, Nance Industries, Midland Communications, Inc. and the Cherokee Capital Fair Association.