Fayette County Heroes

Published 02-23-2010 11:10 AM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

On February 11, 2010 the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross kicked off their annual Fayette County Heroes Campaign. UK HealthCare is proud to be a sponsor of this campaign and help support such an important organization in our community. The Heroes Campaign is not only a fundraiser for the American Red Cross, but it is an opportunity to increase community awareness and recognize local heroes. This community is surrounded by local heroes and this is an outstanding way to way to recognize them for the work they do. UK HealthCare will be nominating a local hero and if you or your organization would like to nominate a hero or get involved, I encourage you to visit http://redcrosslexky.org/ for more information.

The American Red Cross does tremendous work internationally, but I would like to point out that they do great things locally as well.  The Red Cross personnel are in are "Heroes" to many families and individuals in our own backyard. Their website goes into detail about a variety of ways that they help.  This includes assistance during natural disasters when they provide aid such as food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies  as well as emotional comfort. They provide emergency messaging 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist our military and their families.  They also provide other services for veterans and military personnel including helping prevent, prepare and respond to family problems related to service in the Armed Forces. The "WHEELS" Transportation program is also a part of our local American Red Cross. I'm sure many of you have seen these vans that graciously provide economical and accessible transportation to Fayette County residents with disabilities.

Congratulations to the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross for another successful launch of their Heroes Campaign.  The attendees at the launch event are pictured below.


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