Use March to Be Red Cross Ready...Then Dance!
March 1, 2007|
Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043|
Princeton, NJ, March 1, 2007 – When neighbors help neighbors in
emergencies, it’s something to celebrate. That is why every U.S.
president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has declared March as Red Cross
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey celebrates the humanitarian
spirit of the thousands of neighbors throughout central New Jersey who
have helped by donating their time, money and blood through the Red
Cross and asks that the community use Red Cross Month as an opportunity
to prepare themselves and their families in case of a disaster by
learning how to Be Red Cross Ready.
Take three action steps to Be Red Cross Ready: 1. Get a Kit, 2.
Make a Plan, 3. Be Informed. Full details about all three steps can be
found on the chapter’s web site at www.njredcross.org.
“Even a little bit of planning can make a big difference, like having
bottled water ready…or making a family disaster plan, including an
agreed upon place to meet if evacuated, or an out of state friend or
relative to contact to let others know that you are all right,” said
Kevin Sullivan, CEO of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey.
“You can help your own family by having them prepared.”
Be Red Cross Ready will be highlighted throughout chapter events
taking place during March. The month’s activities will conclude with the
Red Cross Youth Council’s Dance-A-Thon, presented together with 94.5PST.
The Dance-A-Thon is open to high school students from Mercer, Middlesex,
Hunterdon and Somerset counties who, through sponsorships, will be
dancing seven hours to benefit local Red Cross programs and services.
Fifteen percent of the net proceeds will benefit the Measles Initiative,
an international program created to reduce measles deaths. Registered
dancers earn community service hours and the chance to win prizes.
Information and registration is available online at www.njredcross.org.
“We’re extremely proud of our Youth Council and their strong commitment
to making this event a success,” said Kevin Sullivan. “The continuous
dedication towards humanitarian efforts we witness from teenagers
throughout central New Jersey exemplifies the spirit sought by President
Roosevelt when he first declared March as Red Cross Month.”
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a
non-governmental agency that serves the people of Mercer, Middlesex,
Hunterdon, and parts of Somerset counties. Led by volunteers, the Red
Cross offers a broad array of vital services to our community in need.
You can help too – Volunteer your time, make a monetary donation, donate
blood, and/or take a CPR course. For more information on the programs
and services of the Red Cross and to learn how you can get involved,
visit www.njredcross.org or call 609-951-8550.
707 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton, NJ 08540-6311 . 609-951-8550 .
Hunterdon Branch: 349 Route 31 South, Suite 501, Flemington, NJ 08822 .
908-782-4121 . Fax: 908-782-2864