Community leaders, elected officials, law enforcement, first responders and many others met to focus on the American Red Cross and listen to the powerful story of a special guest who needed its assistance at a desperate time.
Members and supporters of the Red Cross gathered at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU to kick off the annual Heroes Campaign, a grassroots fundraising and awareness raising effort held every March, which is Red Cross Month.
Dave Sanderson spoke about his experience being the last passenger off U.S. Airways 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson flight in which all 155 passengers aboard survived a crashing into the Hudson River in 2009. He shared with the audience how the Red Cross helped him when he needed it most.
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