Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Red Cross Heroes Luncheon Raises $80,000

MURFREESBORO, TN, February 19, 2014 — Nearly 340 guests packed the room at the Stones River Country Club for the 2nd Annual Heroes Luncheon to benefit the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross on Wednesday, February 19th.  The event raised $80,000 to assist the Red Cross as they help our community prepare, prevent and respond to disasters every day.

“We truly appreciate everyone who attended this event, made a donation and recognized our local Red Cross Hero of the Year, Andy Womack,” said Mike Cowles, Chapter Executive.  “Everyone also really enjoyed hearing from News Channel 5 meteorologist, Lelan Statom, as he talked about the importance of being prepared before disaster strikes and shared with the audience how the Red Cross assisted him after a fire when he first moved to Middle Tennessee.”

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter would like to thank all sponsors for 2014 including:  Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Black Box, Special Touch Disaster Restoration, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Kious, Rodgers, Barger, Holder & Kious, PLLC, State Farm Deb Insell Agent, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Bell Jewelers, City Café, Gil’s Ace Hardware Smyrna, TN, Guardian Security Systems, Inc., MidSouth Bank, Redstone Federal Credit Union, John M. Green Attorney at Law, Shacklett’s Photography, and Wilson Bank & Trust. 

For anyone who was unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a contribution to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to make a donation.  Checks may also be mailed to the Heart of Tennessee Chapter at 501 Memorial Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 

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