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7/31/2018 Member News
21st Annual Red Cross Humanitarian Gala Presented by Bales Foundation to be held August 30th, Huber’s Plantation Hall


Georgetown, IN, July 27:  The American Red Cross will hold their 21st Annual Red Cross Humanitarian Gala Presented by Bales Foundation on Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Huber’s Plantation Hall, 19816 Huber Road, Borden, Indiana featuring Special Guest Speaker, Josh Bleill, former Indianapolis Colts Ambassador and nationally recognized motivational speaker, and our 2018 Humanitarians representing Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties.

Hazel and Walter T. Bales are the namesakes for the humanitarian award and received the first award in 1997.  Their legacy continues to be the focus of the gala and the generosity of the Bales Foundation continues to make the event possible.  Humanitarians are selected from outstanding members of the Southern Indiana counties of Clark, Floyd and Harrison who espouse the principle of humanitarianism that is at the heart of the American Red Cross mission. 

2018 Humanitarians of the Year

Carl and Mary Kramer, Clark County

Barbara Anderson, Floyd/Clark Counties

Darrell Voelker, Harrison County

Youth Humanitarian

Victoria Southern, Jeffersonville High School, Clark County

Margaret Read Tribute

Jack Vissing, Past Humanitarian

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, 6:45 p.m. Dinner and Awards Program with Silent Auction. 

Tickets are $100 each and tables can be purchased for $1,000.  To reserve your table or for sponsorship information, Media is invited to attend.  Please contact Jeanne Curtis at 502-561-3773 or for inquiries.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; provides nearly 40% of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook.