Bowling for heroes

The entire month of March has been a busy time for the Amarillo chapter of the Red Cross. The local group has been in full swing with their heroes campaign.

A hero is a business, group, or individual that pledged to raise and donate a minimum of 1 thousand dollars to give to the local Red Cross chapter.

As the campaign is wrapping up, Eastridge lanes hosted a bowling tournament to benefit the campaign and the local Red Cross chapter.

It was a fun way to get the community involved with fundraising for the Red Cross.

"Fundraising should be fun for people and we're so blessed that so many people in the community have stepped up and said this is important, we want to keep a chapter here in Amarillo, It's very important to all of us and what a great way to to do that," said Susan Ginn, Director of Development, Amarillo Red Cross.

Over 12 hundred chapters of the Red Cross have closed nation wide in the last 15 years, Amarillo's chapter is one of 7 hundred left in the U.S.

Our local chapter focuses mainly on single family fire response, they provide shelter, clothing, food and basic necessities for families after a fire.