Scouts host fundraiser for the local Red Cross

PICKENS — The American Red Cross, in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 51 will host a fundraising/information sharing day, on May 28 at Legacy Square on Main Street in Pickens. This will be called “Red Cross May Day.”
There will be a yard sale starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 12 noon. There will be demonstrations on safety techniques by the Boy Scouts of Troop 51 and the American Red Cross will be giving away small prizes and informational brochures and games. All proceeds will go for relief efforts.
The American Red Cross is an organization that helps victims of natural disasters by giving them food and shelter. They also give supplies to the needy, help the families of military members, and collect, process and distribute blood.
The Red Cross works both locally and internationally giving support to those in need; like in the southeast with the recent tornado destruction and in Japan with the earthquake.
During 2010, the local chapter of American Red Cross responded to 48 disasters, providing more than $33,000 in direct financial support to victims of these disasters. In addition, the Pickens County Chapter was involved in training 2315 people in First Aid, CPR and AEP. Nationally, the American Red Cross is the Nation’s largest, independent non-profit humanitarian organization.
If you would like to make donations to the American Red Cross or items for the yard sale, please contact Sarah Dow at 864-878-0131 email at The local office of the American Red Cross is located at 509 South Lewis Street, Pickens.