American Red Cross to hold fundraiser

The American Red Cross is playing host to an evening of food and music in an effort to raise money for the programs it provides in the Rio Grande Valley.

The American Red Cross is playing host to an evening of food and music in an effort to raise money for the programs it provides in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Party in Red — A Taste of the Valley will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at the Jackson Square Event Center, 301 E. Jackson St., Harlingen.

Nearly one dozen restaurants from across the Valley will provide tapas-style food throughout the evening, and a cash bar will be available for drinks.

American Red Cross Executive Director Iris Martinez-Juergens says the funds will help the agency prepare residents for disasters by knowing what to do if they experience emergencies like a house fire, a hurricane or inclement weather in South Texas.

“We respond to disasters by providing shelters, a helping hand and hope to those affected by floods, hurricanes, fires. We also help people through their recovery,” Martinez-Juergens said.

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by calling Anna Putegnat at (956) 267-3014 or emailing her at anna.putegnat@redcross.org.