History à la Carte: History of the Red Cross in Eastern NC

Wednesday, June 14, noon–1 p.m.

Speaker: Barry Porter, Regional CEO, Eastern North Carolina Region, American Red Cross

The Wake County chapter of the Red Cross was chartered on March 12, 1917, when 28 influential women in the Triangle wanted to do something to support troops in the Great War. At that time, volunteers rolled bandages, made bed shirts for hospitalized soldiers at Camp Polk, and provided canteen service for troops in Raleigh. In celebration of the chapter’s centennial anniversary, learn about ways the Red Cross continues to serve the area.

Beverages provided. For information, call 919-807-7969. Purchase a boxed lunch—or just bring your own.

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