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March, officially proclaimed by President Obama as Red Cross Month, has started off with a bang.  On Saturday, two education and recruitment booths, in Plaquemines Parish at the Dollar General Store and at the Bayou Southland Mall in Houma, distributed disaster preparedness materials to hundreds of people from Southeast Louisiana and recruited several dozen new volunteers.  Also on Saturday, the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross attended a Family Day at the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station.  Volunteers met with members of the armed forces and informed them of the various services made available to them by the Red Cross.


"The Red Cross is excited for all of our plans for the month of March," said Kay W. Wilkins, CEO of the Southeast Louisiana Chapter.  "We are eager to meet new faces and let the public know about all that we have to offer in the area."


Other exciting events are planned throughout the remaining part of March.  Highlights include several more education and recruitment booths throughout our 13 parishes, a large disaster preparedness event at the Whole Foods on Magazine Street on March 21 and the annual Bayou Brunch at Nichols State University.


A detailed list of Southeast Louisiana Red Cross events can be found on the following pages.


Please visit for more information and updates about Red Cross Month.


To volunteer, donate, or receive current information about Red Cross activities, call 1-800-229-8191 or visit  All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.  The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports members of the military and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.






The Southeast Louisiana Chapter will host the following events: