Brandy Ellis via Crowdrise
June 29, 2012
BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Jul 23, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 267
The American Red Cross helps "down the street, across the country, around the world" wherever there is need.
Right now your donations support:
+ Local Red Cross chapters (responding to more than 70,000 disasters nationwide every year— that’s nearly 200 times a day, plus teaching lifesaving skills in the community)
+ Military Members and Their Families (Delivering emergency messages & financial support for active-duty personnel, National Guard/Reserves members, military & veterans hospitals, and their families who reside in nearly every community.)
+ Our nation's blood supply (more than 40% of the nation’s blood supply, every year more than 9 million donated blood products distributed to patients across the country)
+ Humanitarian Relief around the world (Flooding in Pakistan, Earthquake in Haiti, etc.) In addition to life saving food & supplies (tents, tarps, blankets, mosquito nets, water purification tablets, shelter kits, medication & services), long term support (cash grants, seeds, farming tools, home clean-up kits), education on international humanitarian law, and family tracing programs (to locate loved ones missing due to war, natural disaster or civil unrest.) Plus everyday work to meet the challenges of measles, malaria and HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Your donations are mobilizing the power of the world's largest humanitarian network, made up of 186 Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies and more than 97 million volunteers, abiding by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Here are some ways to give and get involved with the Red Cross:
You have the power to make a difference in someone's life. All you have to do is make a contribution. Every donation helps provide services to those in need. When disaster strikes, your contributions can help bring comfort to those in distress.
You can make a difference every day. You can help comfort victims of a house fire or teach a pet first aid class. Whether you are interested in community services, international services, disaster services or any of the other lines of services in the Red Cross, you'll find something that fits your niche.
You can help prevent-life threatening reactions of patients. Donor blood must be compatible with the recipient's blood, and it is very likely that a donor within the same racial/ethnic group will be a better match.