Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Red Cross Raises Over $109,000 at Annual Heroes Breakfast

Rece Davis, John Mitchell, Joel Sullivan

ESPN Host Rece Davis Encourages Red Cross Support

Nearly 300 local business leaders and guests attended the American Red Cross - Natchez Trace Chapter 6th Annual Heroes Breakfast held at Brentwood Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 6th.  The event featured special guest speaker, Rece Davis, ESPN college football and basketball studio host and commentator, and totaled $109,585 to benefit the American Red Cross.

“The Red Cross is very grateful to Rece Davis for giving of his time and talents to support our Heroes Breakfast,” said John Mitchell, Chapter Executive for the Natchez Trace Chapter, “But most importantly, we are thankful to our sponsors and individual supporters who provide the financial infrastructure to make the vital work of our volunteer heroes possible every day down the street and around the world.”

Guests were invited to attend the Heroes Breakfast and to make a contribution to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross whether it's responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills that can save a life, or assisting military members and their families. Event sponsors included: Nissan, Delek/US Mapco, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, Northstar Real Estate Advisors, LLC, Vanderbilt Bone and Joint, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Nacarato Volvo, Papa Murphy’s Maryland Farms and Williamson Medical Center.

For anyone that was unable to attend the Heroes Breakfast, they can still support the efforts of the Red Cross by making a financial donation online at redcross.org as well as by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

The Natchez Trace Chapter serves Hickman, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Williamson Counties.  Last year their local office
·                     Responded to 96 local disasters.
·                     More than 150 volunteers serve five counties within the Natchez Trace Chapter
·                     Trained over 2,000 community members in lifesaving courses.
      ·                     Delivered over 98 emergency messages on behalf of our military community.

  Kim Thornton, Vicki Smith, Rece Davis, Jennifer Wolcott, Clint McCain

  Richard Ocheltree, Jack Rowe, Rece Davis, Jeanne Beasley, John Blackburn

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