National Exchange Club and American Red Cross Begin Historic Partnership

July 26, Toledo, Ohio --- The American Red Cross has signed a first-of-its-kind national partnership agreement with The National Exchange Club to collaborate on projects for the benefit of local communities at its 92nd annual convention held in La Quinta, CA, July 21 - 24.  The National Exchange Club, celebrating its 100th year of service in 2011, is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women, who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Exchange is comprised of over 700 local clubs and more than 22,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Together its members work to make communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse

Jim Hartley, executive vice president of the National Exchange Club explained, “We are looking to increase public awareness of the work done by local clubs and members that comprise the National Exchange Club and help attract new members so we can continue to expand our ability to serve families, our communities and our wonderful country for a second century of service.  Naturally, a partnership with the Red Cross will help us spread the word about the Exchange Club while we also fulfill our mission to benefit our neighbors and honor our country. Exchange Club members will be able to support such Red Cross activities as blood drives, projects that support members of the armed forces and their families, disaster relief efforts, public safety education and more.”

According to Neal Denton, American Red Cross senior vice president of governmental affairs and strategic partnerships, “The American Red Cross is always eager to attract volunteers and we believe this partnership will be beneficial to both organizations and to people in this region.”

Download a copy of the partnership agreement.

The official press release is available here.

Download a sample press release for club use.