First Lady Meets with Regional Board Chair


Rachel Hodges, Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Columbia Region, visited with First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit on January 28, 2011 to Fort Jackson Military Base. The Red Cross provides ongoing communication between those in the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.  

  • In 2010, the Columbia Region helped 4,179 military families send emergency messages, receive financial assistance, and get counseling and referrals.
  • In addition, 139,919 military families were briefed in, “Get to Know Us Before You Need Us,” a program that educates families facing deployment on how to access Red Cross services anywhere in the world. 

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