March is American Red Cross Month! The Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross covers a 20+ county region, and they do more than many realize.
In addition to blood drives and providing disaster relief assistance, the Northeast Georgia American Red Cross also has campaigns to keep people safe in advance of any disasters. Recently, the team traveled to Oglethorpe County for their Home Fire campaign, where they installed smoke detectors in homes of those in a local mobile home park, and taught them the signs and sounds to be aware of in anticipation of a potential fire. Because of the installations and training, our community members are safer and able to escape in the event of a fire.
Our local American Red Cross, chartered in 1917, has been a staple in our region providing so many great services in anticipation of and in response to disasters. We are proud to partner with this agency that is serving and supporting our communities so well.