Red Cross Hosting Military Family Salute Lunch in Canastota

Saturday, April 21 at VFW Canastota Post 600

The American Red Cross will host a Military Family Salute Spring Celebration and Reconnection Lunch on Saturday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at VFW Canastota Post 600, 3835 Canal Road, Canastota.

The event is free to all military families, friends, active duty service members, veterans, reservists and agency partners. In addition to a complimentary barbecue lunch, attendees will have an opportunity to meet other local military families, learn about additional Red Cross services, as well as what services are available from other organizations.

Guest speakers are Jeff Wright, executive director of Move Along Inc., and Jim Green and Lee Cameron, fishermen from Project Healing Waters.

Wright will speak about adaptive sports including wheelchair basketball and sled hockey offered to veterans of all abilities. Green and Cameron will discuss fly fishing and the physical and emotional healing that it can provide.

Seating space is limited, so RSVP by April 13 by calling 315-234-2216 or email

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

By martha

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