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Oct 3, 2012 4:36 PM by Joe Bevans

Country star to speak for Red Cross

UNDATED (AP) - Trace Adkins says that when his home was destroyed in a fire last year, the Red Cross was among the first on-site to offer assistance. Now, Adkins is returning the favor, so to speak. He is the newest spokesman for the 2012 American Red Cross Holiday Giving Campaign. Adkins says he and his family were fortunate because they only lost 'things' that could be replaced. But he says "that's not the case for every victim of disaster." Adkins is urging the public to make charitable donations, send cards to servicemen and women and donate blood as part of the Giving Campaign. The Red Cross has an online catalog for tax-deductible charitable donations that provide shelter, as well as basic necessities for disaster victims and military comfort kits. It is also collecting holiday greeting cards to distribute to military personnel based overseas throughout the season.

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