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Red Cross to host “Military & Veterans Family Day” July 15 in Kansas City

Posted by LIZ DAVENPORT

The American Red Cross will host a “Military and Veterans Family Day” on Saturday, July 15. The free workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the chapter’s offices at 211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Sessions for both adults and children will focus on reconnecting military members and veterans with their families. Those interested in attending may register at.

Date: April 25, 2007 Event: Floods Location: Bound Brook, New Jersey Photographer: Talia Frenkel Release info: release CAPTION: Red Cross volunteer Patricia M. places a bandage on this little girl’s injured elbow at the Service Center.

 “Often those who have served in the military need tools to help them deal with the stress of reuniting with their families,” says Jason Ramlow, regional director of the Service to the Armed Forces of the Red Cross.

“We will offer a workshop for adults on how to better communicate with spouses and family members, and another session for children will help them learn to reconnect with parents who have been deployed or away from home.”

In hosting this event, the Red Cross is partnering with the Missouri Humanities Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Veterans Community Project and the Mid-Continent Public Library.

The Veterans Community Project will be showcasing one of their tiny homes at this event. Stop by and write a note for veteran, welcoming them to their new home.

The Red Cross’ commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after founder Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the Army.

Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.

Whether delivering comfort items to ill or injured service members at a military hospital, providing mental health skill-building workshops to military families, or assisting families during an emergency, Red Cross volunteers are there for our military 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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