March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is recognizing the nation’s Everyday Heroes who give of themselves and in some way help their community. The Red Cross has been helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies for more than 130 years. March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1943. Area residents have opportunities to be Red Cross lifesavers this week with the Red Cross Bloodmobile making several local stops. On Tuesday eligible donors can Give The Gift Of Life at Truman High School from Noon to 5. Blood drives are being held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter from Noon to 6 on both Wednesday and Thursday. And Friday has blood drives at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield from Noon to 5 and the high school in Janesville from 9 to 2. For more information on helping the Red Cross go to www.redcross.org.