BENEFITING: American Red Cross
The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.
The Red Cross also helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually.
We wanted to select a charity that not only helped the United States, but also had an international presence, as Hitachi has an international presence. Fortunately, the American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Each year, they reach an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.
We understand that some of you already have your charitable donations lined up throughout the year. If you happen to have a little extra to help us make an impactful donation, it would be much appreciated.