Whereas for more than a century, the American Red Cross has been at the forefront of helping Americans prevent, prepare for and respond to large and small disasters. Families and communities depend on the Red Cross in times of need, and the Red Cross depends on American people to sustain the foundation; and
Whereas in Pasadena, the American Red Cross works tirelessly through its volunteers to support us when disaster strikes, when someone needs life-saving blood, or the comfort of a helping hand. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military and veterans and their families, and provides training in CPR, aquatics safety, and First Aid; and
Whereas the Red Cross makes Pasadena safer and stronger, and Pasadena formally recognizes the American Red Cross and its critical humanitarian role in our community, and honors the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter’s contribution to making the City a better place;
Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim March, 2022 in the City of Pasadena as American Red Cross Month.