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American Red Cross rolling out Bucket Brigade Friday and Saturday in Region 8


Volunteers with the American Red Cross will be seen at intersections wearing red vests and holding buckets to take donations for their Every Red Cent Counts Campaign.

“Single family house fires are the most common disasters we respond to,” said Pam Knapp-Carver, executive director of the American Red Cross. “While you may not see us out on the street every day, know that your American Red Cross is at work helping in the community each and every day.

"On a daily basis, we are assisting someone who has lost their home to a fire," said Knapp-Carver. “Their essential needs are met right away. Maybe it's replacing a pair of glasses or getting them their medicine. Something like that is important.”

On Friday you'll find volunteers at Caraway and Highland in front of Mattress King and also on Red Wolf and Nettleton near Walgreens.

Bucket Brigades are also organized for locations in Tyronza, Trumann, Bay, Paragould, Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Pocahontas and Harrisburg.

On Saturday volunteers can be found in Cherokee Village, Hardy and Ash Flat.

For more information about helping the American Red Cross, call the Jonesboro office at 870-932-3212.

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