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American Red Cross Thank You

The Putnam County Leadership team of the American Red Cross wishes to thank all those who participated and attended our recent annual Chili Supper. This event and its success would not be possible without the help and support of the Putnam County community. Special gratitude and recognition goes to our sponsors: The Waters of Greencastle, Putnam County Hospital, National Guard Armory, Delta Theta Ta, Putnam Inn, Jackie Gibson Bank, and Boy Scouts.

We would also like to thank the many donors to the silent auction: Putnam County Hospital, Eli’s Books, Greencastle Hometown Dental, All American Karate, Mason Jewelers, Snap Fitness, Margaret Crowley (31), Charlie’s Beefcake Burgers, 3 Girls & A Brush, Autumn Glenn, Eitel’s Florist, Anytime Fitness, Mill Pond, Wabash Capital, Purdue University, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Holiday World and the Indiana Pacers.

We couldn’t do it without the coverage of our media partners, signage by Chuck Phillips, WREB radio, Banner Graphic as well as support and attendance from our local first responders; Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Operation Life, EMA & CERT teams, Greencastle Fire Department and of course everyone’s friend – Sparky. A special thanks, also, to the South Putnam High School Interact Club who volunteered their time and services for the evening. This fund-raiser is critical mission as we aim to reach, teach impact and help change lives. It may be a disaster – from a home fire that impacts a single family to a flood that affects an entire community. It may be a call to save a life when someone is choking or having a heart attack. Or, it may be a family looking to get in touch with a service member about an emergency at home or help coping with the difficulties of deployment. That’s your Red Cross working 24 hours a day!

Within the past year in Putnam County, your support helped Red Cross assist 32 individuals as they lost the use of their home to a fire with an average cost of $500 - $600 per family of four. We “Saved the Day” by assisting 19 Military Families stay connected to a loved one serving in the Armed Services. We installed 206 smoke alarms. We educated 319 individuals on disaster preparedness. We helped 93 households create escape plans. 1,835 individuals learned lifesaving skills like CPR, First Aid and Water Safety.

Your support to our fund-raising efforts helps to offset our costs to providing these services to our community and our neighbors. We thank you for your generosity and pray that each of you will remain safe and not need our services. But if you do, The American Red Cross will be there to assist. If you were not able to attend our event but would like to send a donation, you may do so at PO Box 793, Greencastle.

With Gratitude,

Putnam County Leadership Team
American Red Cross
West-Central Indiana Chapter
Lori Lucas and Amy Gharbi

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