Here is your chance to help out and give back. Join us on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 for family fun at Deep Run Park in Henrico. Activities start at 8:30 am and continue until 1pm. You can register today, using the registration form, or online after January 1st, 2014. Only 200 spots are available so register early and ensure you get your t-shirt. The Rain Date is Sunday 4/27. The 2013 event could not have had better weather, and we enjoyed a great day together. Click on the "Pictures & Videos" tab to see the pictures from last years event, and some great videos of Azul in action.
Thanks to all the friends, volunteers, participants and sponsors, we are committed to making this event the premier pet friendly 5K and Park Bark in RVA.
In October of 2012, Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the Northeast. This event was created based on my experience volunteering with the American Red Cross in response to Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012. I witnessed this operation first hand, as I spent three weeks at the New Jersey State Headquarters for the Red Cross during the disaster response. This experience changed my life, and is a memory I will never forget. The response of the American Red Cross was determined, persistent and selfless, as usual. These efforts are important because millions of Americans, not just in New Jersey, but the Northeastern region of the United States were affected. For example, approximately 8.5 million meals and snacks, and 6.5 million relief items were distributed within six weeks of landfall. In addition, over 15,000 volunteers, and 300 emergency response vehicles were mobilized to execute the relief operation. The Hurricane season of 2013 was good to us. It doesn't have to be a hurricane, either. The EF5 tornado in Oklahoma in May 2013, and locally, let's not forget the East Coast Earthquake on August 23,2011. The epicenter was just 40 miles from the location of this event. Grim reminders, right? It's not a question of "If?" but "When?" Let's pay it forward.
By supporting this event, you will receive recognition that will show members of the community that you are committed to backing the effort to improve the lives of people affected by a disaster as well as other future response needs. The American Red Cross is not a federal agency, nor do they receive federal funding on a regular basis to carry out their services and programs. They receive financial support from voluntary public contributions and from cost-recovery charges for some of their services, such as provision of blood and blood products and health and safety training courses.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804.210.7177.