Miner Declares March Red Cross Month in the City of Syracuse

Syracuse’s Mayor Recognized Local Red Cross Staff and Volunteers During a Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall

Miner: The Red Cross Does Impressive Work in the Worst Hours of People’s Lives Bringing Hope

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner was joined by volunteers from the American Red Cross of the Western and Central New York Region today for a flag raising ceremony. Mayor Miner thanked the volunteers and staff from the Red Cross and issued a proclamation declaring March as Red Cross Month in the City of Syracuse. This is the third year that Mayor Miner has held a recognition event at City Hall.

“The volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross do impressive work every day stepping into the worst hours of people’s lives and bringing hope. For that, I and our entire community are grateful,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “I would like to thank the Red Cross team for their efforts and the continued partnership they have with our public safety departments. I am proud to recognize their efforts during Red Cross Month in the City of Syracuse and I look forward to our future collaboration.

“As we observe Red Cross Month, we recognize the region’s everyday heroes – those who reach out to help people in need,” said Rosie Taravella, Regional CEO of the Western and Central New York Region. “We are proud of our continued partnership with city officials and residents as we work together to serve our community.”

Last year, the Central New York Chapter responded to 171 fires in single and multi-family homes, provided 195 case services for military families, trained 26,148 people in lifesaving skills, and people from this area donated 39,609 units of blood.

People can find more information about supporting the Red Cross on redcross.org. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.