There are real heroes around us every day. One of them is Cindy Huge with the American Red Cross, who was featured on KGET-TV 17 News. We are thankful for Cindy’s time, effort and sacrifice to continually help those in need.
The American Red Cross has a mission to provide compassionate care to those in need and to prevent and relieve suffering, here in the United States and around the world.
The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. They work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.
The Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually.
The American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.
The Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard training. Each year, more than 9 million Americans participate in their training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to be prepared to help others in an emergency.
The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. They respond to disasters, build safer communities, and teach the rules of war. Each year, they reach an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.
This Saturday, April 18, is the American Red Cross annual fundraiser event to recognize local heroes in the Kern County area who are seemingly ordinary people, but have touched the lives of community members through their selfless acts of courage.
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM ? 10:00 PM
Location: Paramount Citrus Aviation Hanger
1601 Skyway Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308