The Noon Lions Club donated $500 to the Effingham County unit of the American Red Cross. Although the Red Cross is known for its humanitarian efforts worldwide, over $59,000 was spent in Effingham County in 2009 on disaster relief and education. When local organizations give to the Effingham County Campaign, the money is used solely in Effingham County. You can help celebrate Red Cross month in March by hosting a Red Cross Sunday in your church or by joining the Noon Lions Club as a Star in the 2010 Campaign. Contact Lainie Jenkins at 663-0131 for more information.