By Abby Lutz
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards proclaimed March 2021 as Red Cross Month in the city of Tacoma during Tuesday night’s virtual City Council Meeting.
“I encourage community members to visit redcross.org to learn more about how they can support it’s humanitarian mission,” said Mayor Woodards after reading the proclamation.
Woodards recalled a personal experience with the Red Cross, when her home caught fire years ago, waking her up in the middle of the night with flames pouring out of her spare bedroom.
“Shortly after the firefighters arrived, this van pulled up and they were volunteers with the Red Cross who provided water and a blanket and helped me get shelter for the evening,” said Woodards. “So I am just incredibly grateful. I’ve personally witnessed the services that you provide and I’m really grateful for what you and your volunteers do every single day.”
Daniel Wirth, Executive Director for the Red Cross South Puget Sound and Olympics Chapter was present to accept the proclamation, as was South Puget Sound Chapter Board Member Megan Pratt.
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to be here with you today,” said Pratt. “Not only does the Red Cross mission meet people in devastating times, but it also gives us opportunities to serve and come alongside our neighbors and that’s actually why I joined as a volunteer.”
For more information on Red Cross Month and how to get involved or support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross, click here.