Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Red Cross Focuses Community Support.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

* Even in the midst of its annual fund-raising appeal, the agency reaches out to give

David Garcia spent part of his Monday making a dozen American Red Cross flags wind-resistant.

The red-and-white banners hanging from the agency's roof celebrate the Mid-Rio Grande branch's 85th birthday and Saturday's Community Block Party.

Garcia, 51, is a semiretired carpentry contractor and a Mr. Fixit at the Mid-Rio Grande Chapter office. Along with his work on a disaster team, Garcia volunteers 12 to 16 hours a week.

On Friday Garcia helped two families 12 people after a fire destroyed the home they shared. …

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