As a senior on the Executive Committe of the Red Cross Youth Board I have witnessed firsthand the difference this organization makes at every level, local to international. Our Youth Board works at the food bank, runs Leadership Development Conferences to teach the life skills often neglected in schools, and volunteers all around the community. The Augusta chapter responds to fires almost every other day, and during the ice storms this year, kept 6 shelters open for 23 nights. Disaster relief money today will go to the victims recovering from tragedies all around the world, including those from Typhoon Haiyan. Every bit counts, and your dollar goes much further than you might imagine.