HOUSTON – The Houston Area section of the American Red Cross turns 100 this month. The national humanitarian organization, which is dedicated to disaster relief and emergency relief, kicked off on Saturday, October 6th with a centenary. Held at the Chapter headquarters at 2700 Southwest Freeway, the event brought members of the local community together to celebrate a milestone in the organization’s history.
“The American Red Cross is actually 134 years old, but the Houston area is its 100th anniversary so we’re celebrating the Houston community and all the great work the Red Cross has done here in its 100 years,” said Ronald Jackson, President of the Houston Area Red Cross.
The event was designed to educate the general public about all of the Red Cross services, many of which, Jackson says, people have no idea how to make use of.
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