Roses are Red (Cross)

It’s hard to miss all the tents, rides, and ships on the Portland water front. That means we are in the midst of the Portland Rose Festival, and the Red Cross is showing off it’s spirit to promote community preparedness! Here are two videos from the past weeks.

On Tuesday, May 31st, the Rose Court made an appearance at the Portland Red Cross building for the annual Courting Donors Blood Drive. The event, held in conjunction with the Rose Festival Association, featured the Rose Festival Queen and Princesses thank donors for their efforts in helping save lives. The Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel also provided donors with rose themed artwork. It is a special event with an important message, as these High School Ambassadors are letting their classmates know that donating over the summer is important as donations tend to decline without high school drives.

Additionally, approximately 50 Red Crossers showed up to march in this past weekend’s Starlight Parade. They formed a giant human Red Cross and you can see them in the above video at -3:13.