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Lakeland sets up Red Cross school club


LakelandHigh Schoolsenior Nancy Ramirez has chosen to put together a school-based Red Cross Club as part of her senior project for 2012-2013.

The Red Cross Club at Lakeland High School is committed to:

·        Improving the lives of fellow students and others who live in the community.

·        Providing educational programs for classmates that will help them develop lifesaving skills.

·        Assisting the Red Cross in saving the lives of neighbors during times of disaster.

·        Respecting the elderly and helping them remain self-sufficient and independent within the community.

·        Encouraging all interested students to become members, regardless of sex, race or national origin.

·        Upholding the principles that educate, encourage and empower students to be role models and set them on a path to be current and future leaders.

On Monday, Nov. 12, Lakeland High School will be hosting a blood drive in the West Auxiliary Gym from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Walk-in donations are welcome. The next community blood drive will be from 1-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at the LaGrange First Methodist Church.

American Red Cross school clubs are school-based service groups that help the Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission. Club members will work closely with the local Red Cross in their service projects that impact their community and the world. Members will discover many news opportunities for self-development and be encouraged to participate in activities that help the community’s greatest needs.

Red Cross school clubs are a team effort, where Red Cross units, schools and students all work together to make their communities and the world a better place, and where young people develop leadership skills through their experiences.