BENEFITING: American Red Cross
The international Red Cross and Red Cresent movement is the world's largest humanitarian network; it is neutral network that works to provide protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts. The Movement is made up of nearly 100 Million members and volunteers. The Red Cross provides prepareness and health services, biomedical services , disaster services, and services to the armed forces. Red cross is the only international service that provides over 40% of blood donation in the United States. Red Cross responds to crisis all around the world. As a Red Cross volunteer, I am proud to represent our vision, that through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, we are always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope. ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.