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Texas Panhandle Red Cross Kicks Off Heroes Campaign
By Karl Wehmhoener | firstname.lastname@example.org
AMARILLO -- The Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross announced its largest annual fundraising campaign, Heroes for the American Red Cross.
Heroes is a grassroots effort where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 for their local Red Cross chapter. This year, the Texas Panhandle Chapter hopes to raise $40,000.
"Our heroes are our volunteers, people who take our classes, or those who make a financial contribution to help us help others here in the Texas Panhandle," said Steve Pair, executive director. "During Red Cross Month we thank them and encourage everyone to discover their inner hero by giving time to help people in our community."
In the Panhandle, volunteers helped more than 300 people following a life-changing emergency, worked almost 500 cases involving local military families and trained more than 1,500 people in lifesaving skills.
"Red Cross Month is also a great time for people to become part of the Red Cross. It's easy," Pair said. "They can become a Red Cross volunteer, work on a preparedness plan for their household, or take a Red Cross class."
This year Heroes are: Amarillo's Parkview Reality, ServPro, All Star Dodge, Autoplex BMW, Kimrad Trucking, Bell Helicopter, CrossPointe Auto, Circle A Title, Xcel, Sitel, Buzula Furniture, UCI, Greg Lair, KAMR-TV, United Supermarkets, Doug Boyd Motors, Lyons Reality, FirstBank Southwest, Kismet Properties, Walmart and another TV station.