March is Red Cross Month! Community Events in the Region

mrcmheaderforblogMarch was first proclaimed as Red Cross Month by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943. For more than 70 years, all of our country’s presidents, including President Barack Obama, have proclaimed March as Red Cross Month.

Governor Chris Christie and other government officials across the North Jersey Region have issued proclamations in honor of Red Cross Month.

Click here to view Red Cross Month photos. Check back regularly- more photos will be added throughout the month.

In the North Jersey Region, the Red Cross is celebrating all month long by holding and participating in events throughout the region.

Join us during the following events!

March 3 – Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 7 – Morristown St. Patrick’s Day Parade 
Red Cross volunteers will march in the Morristown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade kicks off at noon.

March 9 – Red Cross Day at the State House in Trenton
Red Cross leadership and volunteers highlight the work of the organization at the State House in Trenton.

March 10 – Red Cross Blood Drive in Ridgewood
Help save up to three lives by rolling up your sleeves during a blood drive from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Red Cross at 74 Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

March 10 – Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 11 – Paterson Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The City of Paterson recognizes the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 11 – Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 11 – Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 12 – Red Cross Blood Drive in Montclair
Every two minutes someone in the United States needs blood. Give the gift of life during a blood drive from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Red Cross at 63 Park Street in Montclair. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

March 12 – Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 12 – Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 15 – Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Red Cross volunteers will march in the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade alongside a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle. All the fun starts at 1:30 p.m.

March 15 – Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Red Cross volunteers will march in the Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at 3:30 p.m.

March 17 – Red Cross Blood Drive in Nutley
Help patients in need by donation blood from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Red Cross at 169 Chestnut Street in Nutley. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

March 17 – New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York
Red Crossers will march in the New York City St. Particks’s Day Parade. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m.

March 18 – Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 18- Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 20 – CODE RED Dance-A-Thon in Monmouth Junction
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey Youth Council will host their annual CODE RED Dance-A-Thon for high school students from 7 – 10 p.m. at South Brunswick High School. Proceeds from the event help support Red Cross programs and services.

March 20 – Jersey City Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The City of Jersey City recognizes the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 21 – Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Red Cross volunteers will march in the Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m.

March 23 – Be Red Cross Ready Preparedness Presentation in Ewing
Red Cross preparedness presenters will show how getting a kit, making a plan and being informed can make a difference during a disaster from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Ewing Public Library, 320 Hollowbrook Road in Ewing.

March 24 – Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 25 – Be Red Cross Ready Preparedness Presentation in Princeton Junction
Red Cross preparedness presenters will show how getting a kit, making a plan and being informed can make a difference during a disaster from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Princeton Junction Library, 333 North Post Road in Princeton Junction.

March 26 – Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders Red Cross Month Proclamation Presentation
The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the work of the Red Cross with a proclamation.

March 27 – Be Red Cross Ready Preparedness Presentation in East Windsor
Red Cross preparedness presenters will show how getting a kit, making a plan and being informed can make a difference during a disaster from 7 – 8 p.m. at the East Windsor Library, 138 Hicory Corner Road in East Windsor.

For additional details for volunteer participation for any of these events, visit Volunteer Connection.

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