American Red Cross Twin Cities Area Chapter


Red Cross at the Minnesota State Fair


Memorial WallThe American Red Cross will honor everyone touched by the bridge collapse with a memorial wall at the organizations booth in the Health Fair 11 Building at the Minnesota State Fair. Fairgoers can come to the Red Cross Booth and see the faces of people, just like them, their friends and neighbors who show up and make a difference when disaster strikes.  And visitors can leave their thoughts, written in their own hand on the Bridge Memorial Wall.




State Fair Memorial Wall - PrayerThe Red Cross booth was made possible by numerous local businesses and artists who donated much of the time, money and materials needed to create the Bridge Memorial Wall.




In addition to the bridge memorial the Red Cross is also offering:

  • Free blood pressure checks - Red Cross volunteers and local celebrities will be doing free blood pressure checks every day at the Fair. Blood Pressure Checks
  • First-ever Red Cross blood drives at the Fair - On Underwood Street across from the Haunted House by Gate 7, Sat., Aug. 25, Sun., Aug. 26 and Sun. Sept. 2 and Mon. Sept. 3 (Labor Day) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Help save a life and get a ticket for a free Midway ride!
  • Red Cross EMS Team - From bee stings to sunburn, the Twin Cities Red Cross EMS Team will be staffing two first aid stations at the Fair.
  • "Get Ready Giveaways" - Stop by every day of the fair for a different "Get Ready" giveaway to help you prepare for emergencies.


ATTENTION MEDIA: We still have openings for celebritiy blood pressure screeners. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carrie Nolan at (612) 743-5555 or


The American Red Cross Twin Cities Area Chapter is the Twin Cities lifesaving organization, comforting our neigbors and training them to respond to emergencies with confidence. Learn about everything we do and how you can help. Go to or call us at (612) 871-7676.