March is Red Cross Month and the official kick-off for the annual Heroes Campaign. The Heroes Campaign is a grassroots fundraiser where individuals, corporations and organizations pledge to donate or raise $1,250 or more to support Red Cross disaster relief.
We are pleased to announce that Hubbell Power Systems has chosen to become a Super Hero for the Red Cross with a $5,000 donation. With this donation, Hubbell Power Systems will be recognized as one of the Presenting Sponsors for the 6th Annual Heroes Jr. Golf Outing on Memorial Day in Aiken, SC. The Jr. Golf Outing, which is open to middle and high school-aged players, is coordinated every year by the Aiken County Chapter Board Chairman, Don Cheeks. Everything for the event is graciously donated by local businesses in Aiken County, so 100 percent of Hubbell Power Systems’ donation and other sponsorships can go directly to the local disaster relief.
“Hubbell Power Systems has formed a partnership with the Red Cross, and this generous donation will empower the Red Cross to help minimize damage, calm fears, and provide hope in the wake of a disaster,” said Lindsay Findley, Aiken County Chapter Executive Director. “Red Cross disaster clients may not be able to thank Hubbell Power Systems and other supporters directly, but the Chapter staff and volunteers can attest to the fact that they are truly appreciative.”
The Red Cross Disaster Relief Program focuses on meeting disaster victims’ immediate needs following an emergency so they can focus on returning to their normal daily activities and on their long-term recovery plans. Volunteers offer all clients a hand-knit blanket, a kit full of toiletries, temporary lodging for 3 nights, emotional counseling, and financial assistance to replace food, clothing, shoes, and medications that may have been lost in a house fire or other disaster. On average, it costs the Aiken County Chapter $1,250 to assist a family of 4 following a local disaster. In addition to those costs, the Chapter must maintain its disaster response vehicles, keep relief supplies in stock, and train its volunteers throughout the year. The mission of theAmerican Red Cross could not be fulfilled if it was not for volunteers and financial supporters like Hubbell Power Systems.
“Hubbell Power Systems is honored to associate and support such a compassionate and generous organization as the American Red Cross,” said Jim Raines, Technical Services Director, Hubbell Power Systems. “As a proud member of the Aiken community, Hubbell Power Systems commends the efforts of the Aiken County Chapter for their selfless and countless acts of service to our neighbors who are in need.”
Individuals who would like to learn more about making a financial contribution or about registering youth for the Heroes Jr. Golf Outing should contact the Aiken County Chapter at 803-641-4152 or at 1314 Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803.