Brooke Balentine wrote -Our group is raising money for the Central American Red Cross in Columbia, SC. We are specifically focusing on their Ready 365 program. In your community and around the world the Red Cross is there, 365 days a year. They help provide immediate assistance following home fires and help millions during major disasters. Every dollar donated to the American Red Cross is a gift of hope- hope that reaches around the world to embrace people in despair and lift them up with a helping hand. Whether your donation trains a volunteer or keeps a family out of harm’s way during a powerful storm, it is making a tremendous impact at home and abroad. Mission Statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.