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Red Cross: Online auction supports vital community services | Lifestyles

Meg Rossman Special for Citizen

When help can’t wait, the American Red Cross of Western New York is there. In this Red Cross month in particular, we are focused on celebrating those selfless men and women who carry out our mission every day and whose work would not be possible without the generous support of people like you.

Whether it’s fires, floods, blood drives, support for military veterans and their families, or vital training services, the more than 2,100 volunteers who make up 90% of our workforce are there. to bring help and hope in some of Cayuga County’s darkest hours. and across our 27 county footprint.

From March 27 through April 2, you can help support your local Red Cross and the community support program we offer right here in Cayuga County and surrounding communities by participating in our first-ever regional online auction: March Mission Madness. This exciting event features items provided by our caring and generous sponsors and includes vacation packages, return airfare, five 5,500 watt portable generators powered by Briggs & Stratton engines, a boat tour on the lake Keuka, Buffalo Sabres tickets, gift cards and certificates to restaurants, fine jewelry stores and other establishments, and more.

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Without the support of our community, our volunteers cannot continue to provide the levels of support expected by those we serve in their most difficult hours. We sincerely hope that we will obtain the support necessary to continue to bring these essential services to those in need thanks to the generosity of people like you.

Participation is simple and registration is free. Simply go to to register. Not only does this give you the opportunity to win great items, but more importantly, you’ll be supporting the mission of the Red Cross and the people we’re proud to serve here at home.

Meg Rossman is Regional Director of Communications for the American Red Cross Western New York Region. For more information, call (315) 234-2200 or visit

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