Bill and Linda Lynch Kick Off Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign
March 3, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch and his wife, Linda, kicked off the annual Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign at a luncheon in Memorial Stadium's Hoosier Room on Wednesday. Bill and Linda are co-chairs of the Monroe County Chapter fundraising campaign.
"Linda and I are honored to serve as co-chairs for the Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign. Now more than ever, in light of our humanitarian work in Haiti, Chile and around the world, Hoosiers can get involved to raise funds for the Red Cross. This campaign is about people helping people when they are experiencing the worst moments in their lives," Lynch said.
For more than 92 years, the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been a hero for thousands of people in our community, lending aid during times of disaster, seeing to the welfare of U.S. military soldiers and their families and providing citizens with lifesaving CPR and first aid skills.
Members of the Indiana University and Bloomington community are asked to step forward to be Heroes for the American Red Cross, each pledging to raise $1,000 or more to keep the vital services of the Red Cross alive in Monroe and Owen Counties.
This year, the Monroe County Chapter has set its sights on raising $75,000 during the March and April campaign. The funds will be used to support Red Cross services in Monroe and Owen Counties. For more information, call the Red Cross at (812) 332-7292 or e-mail the Chapter's Executive Director, Sue Gulley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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