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March 1, 2023 10:18EVV News, Press Releases, Community Involvement
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Evansville Regional Airport
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American Red Cross of Southwest Indiana
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2023
EVANSVILLE, IND. – Evansville Regional Airport and American Red Cross officials announced a new partnership to highlight Red Cross Month in March at a press conference held at the airport on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
“Connections and community are at the heart of what we do at Evansville Regional Airport,” said Nate Hahn, EVV Executive Director. “Whether connecting people to places, other people and new cultures — or to organizations like American Red Cross — airports, both as community partners and global conduits, have the opportunity to create meaningful connections like we’re doing here today.”
EVV will host many first-ever Red Cross benefacting events at the airport in March, including Employee CPR Training, Red Cross-themed story time on March 11 at 10a and a Community-Wide Airport Blood Drive on March 23 from 10a-3p.
“Partnering with EVV allows us to create even more awareness and make an even bigger impact during our annual Red Cross Month in March,” said Beth Sweeney, American Red Cross of Southwest Indiana Executive Director. “We are grateful for the airport’s support and value this special partnership which dates back to the World War II era.”
American Red Cross Month has been a tradition since the 1940s. The services during World War I and World War II were so critically important that in recognition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially proclaimed March as the month to celebrate the American Red Cross at a national level. Since 1943, American Red Cross Month is celebrated every March. And the shared connection between EVV and American Red Cross has existed since the beginning, when the Red Cross set up a canteen alongside the EVV airstrip to aid the U.S. Military.
In addition to cutting the celebratory ribbon on Red Cross Month during the airport-hosted event, Evansville’s Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer and Evansville Fire Dept. Chief Mike Connelly were on hand to offer support for the Red Cross, proclaiming March 1, 2023, American Red Cross of Southwest Indiana Day in the City of Evansville.
“American Red Cross of Southwest Indiana embodies hundreds of volunteers and team members, and I am truly grateful for the Airport’s and the City’s recognition of the important work carried out on a daily basis by so many within our organization.”
For more information and to learn how you can become involved with American Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org/indiana.
March Red Cross Events held at EVV:
Tuesday, March 7: EVV Terminal - CPR Training for EVV Team Members
Saturday, March 11: 10a – EVV Terminal - Red Cross-themed Storytime
Tuesday, March 23: 10a-3p – EVV Terminal - Community-Wide Blood Drive -- Register
More March Community Events:
March 4: Deaconess Gateway - Community-Wide Hands-Only CPR -- Register
Saturday, March 11: Noon-6p – Ford Center - Evansville Thunderbolts Blood Drive
About Evansville Regional Airport
Evansville Regional Airport offers worldwide connectivity to hundreds of domestic and international destinations with frequent daily flights to top-rated, major hub cities and low-cost, nonstop flights to the region’s most popular Florida vacation destinations. EVV is an easy and welcoming gateway to and from southwest Indiana, western Kentucky and southeast Illinois. flyevv.com facebook.com/EVVairport twitter.com/FlyEVV
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.
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