American Red Cross Day at the White House
Today, September 14, the White House will welcome over 100 American Red Cross volunteers, employees and partners, from across the country to honor them during “American Red Cross Day at the White House. This prestigious event will focus on the special role of the Red Cross in building our nation’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. During the morning sessions, there will be three panel discussions showcasing Red Cross staff, volunteers and partners who help build resilient communities. In the afternoon, nine Red Cross staff members and volunteers will be honored as White House Champions of Change for their unique and individual roles in promoting disaster preparedness and resilience.
“President Obama knows how important the American Red Cross is to not only providing humanitarian relief but also building resilient communities,” said Jon Carson, Deputy Assistant to the President. “The American Red Cross Champions of Change we are honoring are a reflection of the generosity and compassion deeply rooted in our national identity.”
Local volunteers and residents from the Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast region can watch the events online at whitehouse.gov/live and learn more at WhiteHouse.gov/Champions. The live streaming event will include the Champions of Change event at 1:30 p.m. today, September 14.