Philly goes red for 70th annual Red Cross Month

    In honor of the South Eastern Pennsylvania Red Cross, Philly will go red next month.

    March marks the 70th annual March is Red Cross Month, and several local landmarks will help celebrate the occasion.
    The Cira Center, PECO Crown Lights, One Liberty Place, Hyatt Penn’s Landing and Ben Franklin Bridge will all glow red for the Red Cross. Fifty Red Cross flags will dot Center City, and two dozen will hang in downtown Media.

    And don’t be surprised if you see a lot more people going to work in red. Companies are teaming up with the Red Cross for a “Dress in Red Day,” in which employees wear red to work and pay $5 to the Red Cross.

    According to stats from the Red Cross, the SEPA chapter responded to 760 disasters last year, helping more than 1,100 families (3,500 people) with immediate emergency assistance. The chapter also assisted 1,246 military families, and trained 108,941 people in lifesaving skills.

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