WHEREAS, for more than 90 years, the Red Cross in Fauquier County has been a place where citizens join together and the generosity and compassion of the American people finds purpose; and

 WHEREAS, this has never been more evident than this past year when hurricanes pounded the East and Gulf Coasts, and a deadly tsunami struck our neighbors in Asia and Africa; and

            WHEREAS, the Warrenton Branch of the Central Virginia Chapter responds to disasters in Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties each year; and

WHEREAS, the Red Cross and its corps of volunteers are among the first on the scene, providing food, shelter, clothing, grief counseling and more; and

WHEREAS, during this past hurricane season alone, Red Cross chapters across the country worked together to provide shelter to more than 424,000 people, and serve 16 million meals; and

WHEREAS, nearly half of our critical blood supply is collected by the Red Cross; and

WHEREAS, last year, citizens chose the Red Cross as the place to donate the gift of life; and

WHEREAS, Fauquier citizens also turned to the Red Cross to learn lifesaving skills such as first aid and CPR; and

            WHEREAS, the Red Cross continues to provide support and comfort to our military families; and

WHEREAS, the Red Cross has also spearheaded a campaign to immunize millions of African children against measles, a disease nearly forgotten in America, but a deadly killer in other parts of the world; now, therefore, be it

PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of March 2009, That March be, and is hereby, recognized as American Red Cross Month; and, be it

PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That all Americans are encouraged to continue to give blood, volunteer their time, and give generously to the American Red Cross and its local offices. 



R. Holder Trumbo, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

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