SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 47
(By Senators Palumbo, Cole, Yost, Stollings, Plymale, Snyder, Beach, Carmichael, Laird, Jenkins, D. Hall, Green, McCabe, Wells, Tucker, Prezioso and Fitzsimmons)
Designating the month of March, 2014, as American Red Cross Month.
Whereas, Founded in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1905, the American Red Cross acts in times of need in West Virginia, in this country and around the world; and
Whereas, The American Red Cross is one of the most recognized humanitarian organizations and provides compassionate care to those who suffer disasters; and
Whereas, American Red Cross volunteers have provided food, clothing, shelter and mental health support to victims of disasters every year; and
Whereas, The American Red Cross has assisted close to one thousand families and provided over $500,000 in financial assistance in the West Virginia region over the past year; and
Whereas, The generosity of contributions of time and money by the people of West Virginia help the American Red Cross restore vital services to families in times of need; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates the month of March, 2014, as
American Red Cross Month; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate hereby recognizes the American Red Cross for its contributions to this state, the United States and the world; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia representatives of the American Red Cross.