The Metropolis of West Hollywood acknowledges the month of March as Pink Cross Month to honor and rejoice the American Pink Cross and its dedication to offering humanitarian aid for folks around the globe. The Metropolis’s recognition of March as Pink Cross Month consists of lighting West Hollywood Metropolis Corridor in pink from Tuesday, March 8, 2022 by means of Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
“In 2021, the American Pink Cross celebrated 140 years of compassionate service and reaffirmed its dedication to serving to folks in want all through the US and, in affiliation with different Pink Cross networks, all through the world,” stated Metropolis of West Hollywood Councilmember John M. Erickson. “Recognizing March as Pink Cross Month offers a tremendous alternative for the Metropolis of West Hollywood to participate in elevating consciousness about this vital work and to honor and rejoice the Pink Cross staff, volunteers, donors, and companions who’ve dedicated their lives to creating a distinction of their neighborhoods and communities internationally.”
The Metropolis of West Hollywood encourages neighborhood members to take part in Pink Cross Month by volunteering; by giving blood; by studying lifesaving abilities; by taking part within the historicADVANCEExamine, which may result in vital change to blood donor eligibility for males who’ve intercourse with males; and by taking part in first assist or CPR coaching to assist in case of an emergency.
The American Pink Cross focuses on offering humanitarian aid and compassionate care in 5 important areas:
- Individuals affected by disasters in America;
- Help for members of the navy and their households;
- Blood assortment, processing, and distribution;
- Well being and security schooling and coaching; and
- Worldwide aid and improvement.
The Pink Cross offers about 40 p.c of the nation’s blood and blood parts, all from volunteer donors. There may be at the moment a nationwide blood scarcity, and blood and platelet donations are critically wanted to assist stop additional delays in very important medical therapies. Because the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an almost 10-percent decline within the variety of folks donating blood, in addition to ongoing blood drive cancellations and staffing limitations. Moreover, the pandemic has contributed to a 62-percent drop in blood drives in colleges and faculties.
Moreover, because the world’s consideration turns to the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Ukraine, The Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross — along with its companions within the Pink Cross and Pink Crescent Motion — are energetic in Ukraine, saving and defending the lives of victims of armed battle and violence. The Metropolis’s WeHo Responds program has been activated to assist facilitate contributions from native residents, companies, and others to organizations which can be making a distinction in Ukraine. Particulars concerning the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross are included in a listing of nonprofit humanitarian organizations listed on the Metropolis’s web site atwww.weho.org/wehoresponds.
About Pink Cross — In 1863, the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (I.C.R.C.) was based by Henry Dunant in Geneva, Switzerland and referred to as for improved look after wounded troopers in wartime. Someday later, in 1881, Clara Barton and several other of her acquaintances based the American Pink Cross in Washington, D.C. after studying concerning the Swiss-inspired world Pink Cross community. Barton led the Pink Cross for 23 years with the aim of offering aid to members of the American armed forces and their households, in addition to nationwide and worldwide catastrophe aid and mitigation. From 1914 to 1918, the variety of native chapters grew from 107 to three,864, whereas membership elevated exponentially from 17,000 to over 20 million grownup and 11 million junior Pink Cross members. At this time, the American Pink Cross continues to draw thousands and thousands of volunteers and supporters devoted to serving to individuals who have been affected by warfare and crises. For extra info, please go towww.redcross.org.