Wednesday’s editorial expresses our support for the annual Red Cross Heroes campaign:
Unbeknown to the leader of the area American Red Cross chapter, restaurateur Mike Arakas raised over $30,000 for victims of Hurricane Floyd in the autumn of 1999. Then-executive director Angela Nicholas was completely surprised when Arakas walked in with the unexpected check.
Again this year Arakas is leading the restaurant division of the Red Cross’ annual Heroes Campaign. Arakas is pleased that he has “100 percent re-participation” of the establishments that raised over $15,000 last year toward the Heroes goal of $150,000.