Russell County Chapter of American Red Cross meets goal

The Russell County Chapter of the American Red Cross announces that its region, the Alabama Central Gulf Coast Region, has made its goal for June.

This is the first time in history a region has made goal for 12 consecutive months in a fiscal year, the Red Cross said. No region had even made more than five consecutive months previously.

The Alabama Central Gulf Coast Region consists of Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. The Russell County Chapter's most recent blood drive produced 35 pints during an July 12 drive. It exceeded its goal by seven pints.