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Red Cross Month kicks off in Hawaii

Chief Kenneth Silva Chief Kenneth Silva
Coralie Chun Matayoshi Coralie Chun Matayoshi

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared the first Red Cross Month in March 1943.

For the past 67 years, every president has done the same, designating 31 days to honor one of our most active volunteer organizations.

Hawaii's chapter was officially chartered in 1917. Now there are more than 4,000 volunteers.

March is not only a time for people to recognize the Red Cross in Hawaii. The group has also come up with a series of ways you can help keep them running.

Every Wednesday in March, Sunrise will welcome special guests from the Red Cross, to talk about what is coming up.

One of the highlights, is the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter's very first online auction.

That begins March 8, but you can check out the items up for sale online right now.

This morning, CEO Coralie Matayoshi and Honolulu Fire Department Chief Kenneth Silva joined Sunrise's Steve Uyehara with a look ahead.

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