Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pocatello Chamber of Commerce To Hold November Membership Meeting

The Pocatello Chamber will hold their monthly General Membership Meeting on November 7th and the Red Lion Hotel.  J.R. Simplot will sponsor the program by the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho.  The topic will be “Military Members and Families, Keeping Pace With the Changing Military”. 

The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family. Military members can have peace of mind knowing that when they are on a mission, in training or stationed far from home––and leaving cell phones and e-mails behind––they are still connected to home.

While providing service to 1.4 million active duty military personnel and their families, the Red Cross also reaches out to more than 1.2 million members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families living in nearly every community in America. Red Cross workers in hundreds of chapters and on military installations brief departing service members and their families regarding available support services, and they explain how the Red Cross may assist them during the deployment.

Both active duty and community-based military can count on the Red Cross to provide emergency communications that link them with their families back home, access to financial assistance from the military aid societies, counseling, referral to community resources and assistance to veterans. Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) personnel from a global network in more than 700 U.S. chapters, 58 military installations worldwide and in forward deployed locations in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Trade Tables open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and the meeting begin at Noon at the Red Lion Hotel.  Those interested in attending should RSVP to the Chamber office by calling 233-1525.


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