Red Cross launches "Heroes Campaign" - WNCN: News, Weather

Red Cross launches "Heroes Campaign"

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Money troubles at the Red Cross.
     
The chapter that serves eastern North Carolina is facing a $90,000 deficit right now.

Red Cross officials say winter storm responses and more disaster-related costs put them in the hole.
     
Since last July, they've responded to more than 600 disasters, the majority of which were home fires.
     
And during the winter storms, they ran 10 shelters for people who lost power.  

"We're not going to cut back on our response. We're not going to stop responding to house fires. We will always be there,” said Summer Woodard, American Red Cross. “We just need to ramp up our fundraising and our efforts in the community to make sure that it's funded."

To raise the extra money, the Red Cross is kicking off it's 2014 “Heroes Campaign." To learn more, click here.
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