March 1, 2014

WHEREAS, March is American Red Cross Month, a special time to recognize and thank our everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need; and


WHEREAS, theAmerican Red Cross is on the front lines every day, volunteering time, giving blood, offering lifesaving courses and providing financial donations; and


WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina commends the tireless efforts of Red Cross volunteers during disasters, when someone needs lifesaving blood, or the comfort of a helping hand; their round-the-clock support to members of the military, veterans and their families, and to teach lifesaving classes in CPR, aquatics safety and first aid; and


WHEREAS, across our nation and around the world, the American Red Cross responded to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires, the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; and


WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina dedicates the month of March to all those who support the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies; our communities depends on the American Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAT McCRORY, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 2014, as “RED CROSS MONTH” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-eighth day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.