Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Bill Bolling named to board of American Red Cross/VA Capital Region

From a Bill Bolling press release....
RICHMOND – As the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrates “Red Cross Month” during March, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has been awarded an honorary appointment to the board of the American Red Cross, Virginia Capital Region.

Bolling’s appointment continues a tradition that was started in 1917 when Lieutenant Governor James Taylor Ellyson was named to the board of the Richmond Red Cross.

“I am proud to have received an appointment to the board of the American Red Cross, Virginia Capital Region. The American Red Cross is one of the nation’s finest emergency response organizations. Given the number of natural disasters Virginia has seen over the last year, I can think of no better time to support an organization that does such a great job supporting the people of Virginia. It’s also important that we take a moment to celebrate “Red Cross Month” and recognize the valuable contributions of this organization,” said Lieutenant Governor Bolling.

The Virginia Capital Regional Board consists of 23 business and community leaders from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Hopewell, Petersburg, Halifax and 25 counties, cities and towns throughout Virginia. The board helps generate support from the community to ensure that the Red Cross is ready to respond when disasters strike.

“We are so grateful that Mr. Bolling has embraced this local tradition,” said American Red Cross, Virginia Capital Region CEO Reggie Gordon. “Former Lieutenant Governors Kaine and Hager, most recently attended many board meetings and events and became strong ambassadors for the organization. We have no doubt that the Lieutenant Governors presence on our board will increase our ability to better serve the citizens of the region.”

The Red Cross board for the Virginia Capital Region meets monthly at the chapters offices in Richmond, Virginia.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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