MILLBURN, NJ - In honor of all the work the organization does, the Millburn Township Committee took the opportunity at Tuesday's meeting to honor the Red Cross.

Mayor Diane Thall-Eglow presented a proclamation to Millburn student Helen Liu, president of the Red Cross Club at Millburn High School. In her remarks reading from the proclamation, Thall-Eglow noted that the Red Cross helps at thousands of incidents both locally and statewide each year, as well as countless more national emergency situations.

Speaking with TAPinto after the meeting, she said, "I think people don't realize the breadth of how important the Red Cross is," noting that the organization runs blood donation drives and helps out with almost any kind of emergency imaginable.

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For Liu, having the help and support fo Millburn Township over the years has been a big help. One of the things the township provides is the use of the public library and nearby roads as a venue for the Run for the Red 5k event each year.

"It means a lot that Millburn Township has always helped us so much throughout the years," Liu said. "Even though the Millburn Chapter House for the Red Cross closed a few years ago, we've still remained a very active and strong presence here, especially with our monthly blood drives, which gets upwards of a hundred sign-up every month."

Liu added, "It feels good to be recognized as opposed to being ignored. Even though we don't have the chapter house anymore, it feels nice that people still know we exist."