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. 
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: