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May 28, 2012

Local Red Cross chapter short of $40,000 goal

RICHMOND — The Daniel Boone Chapter of the Red Cross may have been in a financial bind a couple of years ago, but not anymore.

This year, the chapter’s annual campaign raised about $30,000. The goal was to raise $40,000.

Funds will be used in the local chapter to help with disasters, health and safety training, and services to the armed forces. This year, Red Cross serviced more than 100 disaster victims, as well as armed forces during the fiscal year.  

“We are trying to build awareness of this local need,” said Lisa Kidd-Whitaker, regional development coordinator for the American Red Cross Bluegrass region.

The chapter is comprised of seven counties: Garrard, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Owsley and Rockcastle.

Kidd thinks the good base of volunteers and community partners the chapter recently has built has  helped to strengthen it. But, they are always looking for more, she said.

Mary Barczak can be reached at mbarczak@richmond

register.com.

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