American Red Cross of Mohawk Valley Chapter honors volunteers

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The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley is recognizingits heroes today.

March is Red Cross Month and officials say it’s thevolunteers in surrounding communities that make the difference.

The Bunce family attended a flag raising ceremony in honorof their daughter Julia Ann this morning, who lost her fight against cancer.

The Red Cross says Julia Ann was a true ambassador.

“Not only was she a recipient and understood the needfor blood, but also because of that gift of life. She also wanted to give backby making sure other people in community; especially in Herkimer County theneed for blood is great. She wanted people to come out to give blood to helppeople not only like herself, but other people,” said Jennifer Balog of the RedCross Mohawk Valley chapter.

The Red Cross says everybody can become a hero. Theorganization says donating one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

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