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CONTACT: Liz Long of the American Red Cross, +1-513-407-1231.WHO: Mark W. Everson, President and CEO, American Red Cross Everson has served as President and CEO of the American Red Cross for three months. Previously, he served for four years as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. WHAT: Media Availability WHEN: Friday, August 24, 1 p.m. EDT WHERE: The Cube (serving as a Red Cross shelter) 3430 N. Main St. Findlay, Ohio WHY: The American Red Cross is currently engaged in a massive flood relief operation spanning the entire Midwest section of the United States. From Texas to Minnesota, and then east to Ohio, the Red Cross is working in six states to ensure that people have refuge from flood waters. As the new President and CEO of the Red Cross, Everson will meet with Red Cross volunteers and clients, view the disaster affected area and visit the Red Cross shelter in Findlay.
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