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Red Cross to host free resource brunch for active and retired military members


Tue, May 28th 2024 12:55 pm

Event will highlight Red Cross programs and other available community resources

Red Cross Press Release

The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual military and veteran resource brunch for active and retired service members and their families, Saturday, June 15. The free event will be held at the George F. Lamm-American Legion Post 622, located at 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Doors open at 10 a.m., and the program will begin at 11 a.m.

The event is in keeping with the ongoing Red Cross “Service to the Armed Forces” commitment to assisting military personnel and families. The “SAF” program provides supportive resources to military members from their time of enlistment to throughout their veteran years. The resource brunch connects active and retired service members with additional regional providers that offer supportive programs and services to members of the military.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Michael Jordan, vice president of service to the armed forces and international services for the American Red Cross. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Jordan served a 27-year career as an executive in Fortune 500 health care. He is also a decorated combat veteran who served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, enlisting when he was 18. He saw action in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm. His decorations include the combat action ribbon with Gold Star (second award). Jordan is a proud Gold Star father of 2nd Lt. Travis M. Jordan and currently serves as a volunteer peer mentor at TAPS, a tragedy assistance program for survivors, in honor of his son’s legacy.

Seating space is limited. RSVP by June 10 to Jim Cwierley at 716-346-5819 or [email protected].

More on the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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, visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit on X/Twitter at @RedCross.

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