Red Cross gets specialty license plate

Dave Griffith, left, visits with Bob Jones and Jami Peebles, right, Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda. Representatives from various Missouri chapters the American Red Cross were at the Capitol to introduce a new item to support the Red Cross. The license plate in the foreground was unveiled and introduced to the public. Griffin is executive director of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri chapter, and Peebles is volunteer chair for the Southwest Missouri chapter.

Dave Griffith, left, visits with Bob Jones and Jami Peebles, right, Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda. Representatives from various Missouri chapters the American Red Cross were at the Capitol to introduce a new item to support the Red Cross. The license plate in the foreground was unveiled and introduced to the public. Griffin is executive director of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri chapter, and Peebles is volunteer chair for the Southwest Missouri chapter.

The American Red Cross this month is joining a growing list of groups identified by special license plates in Missouri.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill July 6 adding the Red Cross and six other groups to the organizations authorized to issue specialty license plates through the Revenue Department — bringing that number to 73.

“One of the things we try to do with the American Red Cross is make people aware of who we are and what we’re doing,” said Dave Griffith, executive director of the Jefferson City-based Heart of Missouri chapter.

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