McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

January 4, 2014

Letter to the editor

Thank you.

McALESTER — On behalf of the American Red Cross serving Southeastern Oklahoma, thank you.

We extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to our selfless volunteers, our generous donors and our tireless board members who, together, make it possible for the Red Cross to stand ready, 24/7, to respond to disaster.

Your contributions of your time, your treasure and your lifesaving blood are vital to us and to those whose lives are made better because of your gifts.

Because of you, the Red Cross was able to give our neighbors in need a safe place to stay, food to eat and a change of clothing after fire or other disaster stole their home and belongings.

We connected our brave military men and women with their families here at home during times of family crisis.

And we equipped thousands with information that will help prepare them and their families to face emergencies and recover afterward.

We are fortunate to live alongside you in this giving, caring community and we are honored to serve you through the Red Cross.

If you need Red Cross assistance, want to volunteer, take a class or make a financial donation, please visit us at, call us at 918-423-0481, or stop by our office at 502 E. Chickasaw Ave. McAlester.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season and new year.


Lynn Edwards