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Red Cross Month in South Carolina: A time to honor, support, and give back

South Carolina – It’s March, and South Carolina is ready for Red Cross Month, an annual celebration that means a lot to many people. This tradition, which goes back to March 1943 and a proclamation from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, brings attention to the significant work that the American Red Cross does in responding to emergencies and helping people after disasters. March has been set aside by every U.S. president since the beginning to honor and celebrate the Red Cross’s important work in the community.

At this year’s Red Cross Month, South Carolina is ready to welcome everyone with open arms. March will be Red Cross Month in the Palmetto State, and Governor Henry McMaster will make the official statement on March 13. Other city and county officials will also make similar announcements throughout the month. South Carolina has a lot of respect and gratitude for the Red Cross and all of its workers and donors, as shown by this public recognition.

“During Red Cross Month, we are proud to honor the people in our community who step up to support one another when help can’t wait during emergencies,” said Rod Tolbert, CEO of the Red Cross of South Carolina. “This relief and hope wouldn’t be possible without these local heroes. Please consider joining in their commitment by donating, volunteering, giving blood or platelets, or taking a lifesaving skills course.”

Let’s honor the people who, often without much fanfare, help and give hope to people after disasters. But Red Cross Month isn’t just a time to honor the organization; it’s also a time to get people to do something.

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The Red Cross wants people in South Carolina to join these local heroes by giving blood or platelets, donating blood, volunteering, or taking a training on how to save lives. A special offer is in place from March 1–24 to get more people to donate blood and platelets. Donors during this time will get a $10 e-gift card that can be used at any pet store and will also be put into a drawing for one of five $3,000 gift cards. People who help others deserve a small thank-you for their kind act, which could save lives.

The Red Cross Month message is clear: any donation, no matter how small, counts. Whether it’s giving blood, volunteering time, or learning new skills to aid in emergencies, the actions of individuals collectively create a tapestry of support that can weather the toughest of times. For more information on how to get involved, the Red Cross website offers a gateway to making a difference.

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