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Red Cross Hosts “Flip Flop Fling”
Fundraiser For Disaster Relief

Friday, May 6th at the Southport Community Center     Download Event Flyer

May 3, 2011 - Southport, NC - The American Red Cross (Cape Fear Chapter) will host the inaugural Flip Flop Fling fundraiser on May 6, 2011 at the Southport Community Center. This fun and festive beach themed social begins at 6 p.m. and will include a silent auction, 50/50 cash raffle, and flip flop contest with fun prizes for winners. A delicious upscale beach barbeque buffet will be prepared by Murphy-Brown, Inc. and Coastal Catering. Guests can enjoy an open beer and wine bar throughout the evening while they listen to the sounds of popular local steel drum band, The Sea Pans. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at www.CapeFearRedCross.org or by calling 910-762-2683 x361.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross (Cape Fear Chapter) in support of relief provided to area residents affected by tornadoes, house fires, floods and countless other local disasters. Fundraisers such as the Flip Flop Fling enable the Red Cross to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters and other emergencies, and to provide food, clothing, shelter, emotional support and other assistance to meet the immediate emergency basic needs of those directly impacted by disaster.

Last year alone, the American Red Cross (Cape Fear Chapter) responded to 110 disasters in Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover and Pender counties and provided much needed relief and assistance to 420 area residents, including 160 children, directly impacted by disaster.

The Red Cross is not a government agency and it depends on contributions from the public to provide vital programs and services in local communities. Those who want to help Cape Fear residents affected by disasters can make a donation to support their local Red Cross chapter. Monetary gifts to the American Red Cross (Cape Fear Chapter) can be made online at www.CapeFearRedCross.org, mailed to 1102 South 16th St., Wilmington, NC 28401, or by calling 910-762-2683 to make a donation by phone.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

The Cape Fear Chapter, a chartered unit of the American National Red Cross, provides vital programs and services to the residents of Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover and Pender counties in North Carolina. The Cape Fear Chapter was founded in 1908 and is the oldest Red Cross unit in the State of North Carolina.


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