BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013
FIRE can destroy a home in a matter of minutes. And unfortunately it happens almost 200 times every day across the United States, and 2-3 times every day in the Philadelphia region. Your gift enables the American Red Cross to respond to nearly 63,000 house fires, 2,000 floods, and over 1,000 other major disasters (tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.) each year.
The Red Cross is on the scene within 90 minutes to provide emotional care for victims as well as financial assistance for food, clothing and shelter.
Although I am a fundraiser for the American Red Cross every day, this is the only time of year that I reach out to my friends and family to ask you to support the great work we do here and across the country by making a donation to my walk/run team.
To support me, simply click on the big red button that reads "Donate To This Fundraiser" to make a minimum $10 donation. It couldn't be easier! Last year, with your help, I raised over $1,750. Let's make it happen again!
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross. Your generosity brings help and hope to our community and other communities around the country.
Every Gift Makes a Difference
$10 Buys two blankets
$10 Buys a comfort kit of toiletries
$25 Provides a cot for a shelter
$50 Pays for groceries for a person
$100 Covers one night at hotel
The list goes on and on - and you can help!
What We Do Every Day
Every 60 seconds, 250 people are assisted by the American Red Cross.
300,000 times a day, a child receives a measles vaccination from the Red Cross and our partners.
32,877 times a day, a person receives lifesaving Red Cross health, safety and preparedness training.
380 times a day, the Red Cross connects men and women who serve in the armed forces with their families.