Red Cross honoring its ‘everyday heroes’

The American Red Cross is honoring the nation's "everyday heroes" during Red Cross Month in March.

"Please remember those who help all of us here in Huntington County by giving their time to help their neighbor," says Vickie Ellis, program specialist. "We want to thank our heroes during Red Cross Month - our volunteers, blood donors, class takers and financial supporters who help us assist those in need."

During fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012), Ellis says the Huntington County Chapter responded to 13 local emergencies, assisted 273 military families and trained 345 people in lifesaving skills. In addition, people from the area donated 2,309 units of blood.