Community spirit: Once again, when Wayne County needs to step up ... it does
There have been more than a few demands on Wayne County residents during the past 12 months. From the United Way to support for neighbors in need, this community has stepped up to the plate every time it has been asked to support a cause.
And the Red Cross Heroes Campaign was no exception. When called to action, residents raised more than $80,000 to support the organization’s efforts on many fronts in the area.
And because of that generosity — from people of all ages — the Red Cross will continue to be able to provide blood for those who need it and support for families who have nowhere else to turn after a tragedy.
The Red Cross is the kind of organization that you don’t realize how glad you are to have until you need it. There are many people whose lives have been touched by the efforts of the organization’s bevy of volunteers.
Giving the volunteers and staff the monetary resources they need to continue their work is our duty as a community — and those who took part in the Heroes Campaign lived up to that challenge with honor.
Published in Editorials on April 6, 2007 11:05 AM