BANGOR — The Northern and Eastern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross was honored Monday by Bangor officials.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergencies requiring the assistance of the Red Cross continued, and people from all over the Bangor area stepped up to help.
Before a small gathering at City Hall, city councilors proclaimed March Red Cross Month.
“Do hereby proclaim March Red Cross Month in the city of Bangor, and encourage all the people of Bangor to join together to help our neighbors and communities when we need each other the most,” Council Chairman Dan Tremble read from the proclamation.
Caroline King, the chapter’s executive director, said the need for help never goes away.
“The Red Cross continues to deliver our programs and services,” she said. “While COVID has made that a little bit different, we’re still responding to home fires, we’re still collecting blood, we’re still doing the work of the Red Cross.”
For more than 80 years, United States presidents have proclaimed March as Red Cross Month, recognizing the Americans who participate in the organization’s lifesaving mission.