News: Clark County Red Cross (Fund Drive - 1960)
Contact:Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 3, 1960
Red Cross (Fund Drive - 1960)
With Everett C. Gorsegner, Loyal Attorney as its chairman, the annual Red Cross Fund Drive was scheduled to get under way in Clark County this week. The quota is $9,701 - highest in history for Clark County.
"If that goal is to be reached," Mr. Gorsegner said, "It will mean that each individual contribution will have to exceed that of past years."
Of the total, approximately 55 percent will remain in Clark County to cover expenses of nine Bloodmobile visits and canteens held in connection with each visit, disaster emergencies, expenses incurred in maintaining various programs, and the maintenance or replacement of hospital beds and wheelchair owned by the county chapter.
All work done by chapter officers, directors and fund drive solicitors is volunteered.
"The person who rings your doorbell to receive your contribution gets only your friendly greeting and the personal satisfaction of performing a community service," Mr. Gorsegner said. "Whether your Red Cross gift is written in five figures or is under the membership fee of $1, you can be sure it will be appreciated and put to good use."
Mr. Gorsegner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Gorsegner of Loyal, and is active in a law practice with his father. He is a veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of Eau Claire State College and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is the father of two children, a son and a daughter.
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