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Letter: Red Cross chapter seeks board members

Join the American Red Cross in its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The Southwest Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking board members to represent Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Martin and Murray counties. New board members are elected by the existing board for a term of three years and report to the board chair. The time commitment is one to two hours for bimonthly meetings, one to two hours for bimonthly committee/project meetings, and time to represent the Red Cross in the community and financial development activities.

As a board member you will have the opportunity to: Ensure effective public relations for the Red Cross; Represent the Red Cross in the community by providing educational information and presentations; Monitor and aid in fundraising, donor engagement and personal financial contributions; develop and implement strategic plans and much more.

Trainings, information and guidance will be provided to board members.

If you are interested in joining us in our mission, please contact me at 372-4702 or email at