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(By Senators Foster, Prezioso, Kessler, McCabe, Plymale, Stollings, Chafin, Unger and Jenkins)

Designating the month of March, 2009, as "American Red Cross Month".

Whereas, The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1905; and
Whereas, The American Red Cross is recognized as a humanitarian organization which provides compassionate care in times of war and disaster; and
Whereas, The American Red Cross depends on the support of the American people to sustain the Red Cross mission; and
Whereas, In 2008, more than 3,000 American Red Cross volunteers from West Virginia responded to more than 850 disasters statewide, assisted 2,300 military families through a wide variety of support programs and trained more than 70,000 people in life- saving courses such as CPR, First Aid and Water Safety; and
Whereas, The American Red Cross collects more than 25,000 pints of life-giving blood from generous West Virginia donors; and
Whereas, The American Red Cross could not provide its vital services without contributions from the American people; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates the month of March, 2009, as "American Red Cross Month"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the American Red Cross.
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