Michael Hesbach, American Red Cross of Eastern SC

Speaker: Michael Hesbach, Red Cross Executive Director

Michael Moss, Club President-Elect, introduced our speaker Michael Hesbach, Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the Eastern SC Chapter and fellow Rotarian. Previously, for 19 years, Michael was involved with the Boy Scouts of America serving in many positions including CEO. He has a BS degree from George Mason University in Administration of Justice and is an NRA Certified Instructor in rifle, shotgun, and pistol.

The American Red Cross was founded May 21, 1881 in Washington, DC. The Eastern SC Chapter of the American Red Cross serves the counties of Horry, Florence, Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro, Dillon, and Marion, and the Communities of Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet of Georgetown County. The Eastern SC Chapter is headquartered at 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 with a Service Center in Florence.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members, and their families. Last year alone, over 500 individuals received National Lifesaving Awards for their heroic efforts that helped save 236 lives. The Red Cross also offers free mobile apps that about 2 million people download each year, including First Aid, Pet First Aid, and Swim apps. The Red Cross is proud that an average of 90 cents of every dollar spent is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.

Additional information and a link for giving to the Eastern South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross can be found at https://www.redcross.org/local/south-carolina/about-us/locations/eastern-sc.html. Michael can be contacted by email at Michael.Hesbach@redcross.org.

Brooke Vu