The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the South Central Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross, at the club's weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Chapter executive director Bryan Soady was the program speaker, and talked about the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering. Soady said the Red Cross around the world and in the United States, does that in a number of ways, including Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, Biomedical including helping to provide some 40-percent of the nation's blood supply, Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and their International efforts.
Soady added the Red Cross does not get regular funding from the Federal Government, and that over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to the donor's intent.
The Red Cross executive director also told the Kiwanis Club that 90-percent of the Red Cross workforce is made up of volunteers.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.