March proclaimed “American Red Cross Month” in Rome

March 15, 2022–11:00 a.m.


The Rome City Commission has read a proclamation, proclaiming March as American Red Cross Month in the City of Rome.

Commissioner Craig McDaniel read from the proclamation during Monday night’s commission meeting.

“In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, turning her steadfast dedication for helping others into a bold mission of preventing and alleviating people’s suffering,” McDaniel read.  “Today, more than 140 years later, we honor the kindness and generosity of the Red Cross here in Rome.”

In Rome, the contributions of these volunteers give hope to the most vulnerable in their darkest hour.

“Whether it’s providing emergency shelter, food, and comfort for families devastated by local disasters like house fires, tornadoes, or floods; donating essential blood for accident and burn victims, as well as for heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle-cell disease,” McDaniel stressed.

Carla Maton, executive director of the Northwest Georgia Red Cross Chapter was on hand, along with a number of volunteers to receive the proclamation.

“We appreciate this honor, this acknowledgment, and the opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, which all of these folks are, in various capacities,” she said.  “We appreciate your support in building this mission delivery in alleviating human suffering right here in Rome, Georgia.”

Red Cross volunteers and the public are invited to drop by the chapter’s Rome office at 112 John Maddox Drive this Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM to say hello.

Both indoor and outdoor activities are planned.

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