Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, compassion, courage, character, and civic duty are inherent in the Red Cross mission to prevent and relieve human suffering, and the City of Philadelphia shares these grand ideals; and

Whereas, the Red Cross is chartered and authorized by Congress to act in times of need, provide a compassionate assistance to people afflicted with personal, local and national disasters; and

Whereas, the American Red Cross Pennsylvania Chapter is the leading volunteer agency with extraordinary leadership meeting the needs of thousands of families throughout the greater Philadelphia region affected by 736 disasters last year, 493 in Philadelphia alone;

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