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Make 2013 the year of giving through the Red Cross

February 20, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Have New Year's resolutions worn off? The Red Cross has a late New Year's resolution idea to get people back on track - make 2013 all about giving.

Take time to volunteer. Join the local Disaster Action Team and receive training on how to help with local disasters and even gain the knowledge to assist in national disasters, such as Superstorm Sandy.

Volunteering is not just limited to just disaster however. The Red Cross needs volunteers to help work at blood drives, special events and even some office work. Just a few hours can make a large difference in the community you live in.

Here is another idea for a resolution - help others by donating blood. Those who have not donated before, make 2013 the year. Just one unit of donated blood can save up to three lives.

Finally, a monetary donation can greatly help in the Southwestern New York area. Funds donated can help support a family after a house fire by providing basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.

So when New Year's resolutions fail, make a new one for 2013. Contact the local Red Cross in Jamestown at 664-5115 to get started.



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