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Triangle Chapter Celebrates 100 Years of Help, Support
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On March 12, 1917, a charter granted to the Wake County Chapter of the American Red Cross, signed by President Woodrow Wilson. During those days, volunteers rolled bandages, made bed shirts for hospitalized soldiers at Camp Polk and provided canteen service for troop trains, feeding stations and the soldiers’ Bath House near the railroad station in Raleigh. Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross plans a variety of activities as part of the 100-year celebration of the organization. Among the events planned: • March 10: Centennial Blood Drive, Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, and Northgate Mall in Durham. • March 19: Tobacco Road Marathon & Half-Marathon, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cary. • March 25: Red Cross Centennial Block Party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh (music, blood drive, CPR classes, more). • April 8: Red Cross Ball, 6 p.m.11:30 p.m., North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh. • June 24: Centennial Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Raleigh.
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For more information, visit redcross.org.