Thursday, March 1, 2007
– Brooks & Dunn, Pat Green and Kellie Pickler were named Thursday by the American Red Cross to its sixth annual National Celebrity Cabinet.
They are among 20 new members involved in promoting awareness of Red Cross services. Activities will include taping public service announcements; donating their time, money and blood and feeding victims of disaster. By joining the cabinet, these respected public figures are essentially "on-call" for the Red Cross, donating their time, skills, passion and energy to help the organization when it's needed most.
The American Red Cross has benefited from the involvement of public figures and celebrities since World War I.
Others joining the cabinet this year are
actress Kristen Bell of "Veronica Mars; Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo; actress in "Hannah Montana" and daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus; Gary Dourdan of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"; actress Vivica A. Fox; Neil Patrick Harris of Doogie Howser fame; actor Dule Hill, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; NASCAR driver Burney Lamar, actress Susan Lucci, Dr. Phil McGraw of Dr. Phil fame; Spanish talk show host Cristina Saralegui; actress Raven-Symoné; model Niki Taylor; Oscar award winning actor Forest Whitaker and actor Bradley Whitford.
Returning Celebrity Cabinet members include: five-year veterans Tim McGraw, Heidi Klum, Marlee Matlin, Nancy O'Dell, Jane Seymour; four-year veterans Jim Cantore, Jimmie Johnson, Peyton Manning; three-year veterans Rascal Flatts and Leeza Gibbons; two-year veterans Sara Evans, George Foreman, Patti LaBelle, Julianne Moore; and one-year veterans, Zach Braff, Pierce Brosnan, Jackie Chan, Chayanne, Jamie Lee Curtis, Amy Grant, Marcia Gay Harden, Tommy Hilfiger, Daniel Dae Kim, Eli Manning, Frankie Negron, Carlos Ponce, Elisabeth Rohm, Jimmy Smits, Aisha Tyler, and Daddy Yankee.