Carlo Lorenzo Garcia via Crowdrise
August 01, 2012
BENEFITING: American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
AUGUST 2012 Living Philanthropic Featured Charity
My friend John Wilson is donating his birthday to the Chicago Red Cross, he hates needles and will be donating blood on this birthday August 8th. He will also be throwing a party on August 11th to raise money for the Red Cross Chicago and Living Philanthropic will be partnering with John to hopefully raise more.
On a side note, anyone who donates blood to the Red Cross gets into the party for free.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago serves more than 9.6 million people in northeastern Illinois and northwest Indiana. Counties within our jurisdiction include Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Lake, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will, DeKalb, and Kankakee in Illinois, and Jasper, Lake, and Newton in Indiana.
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help our neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Locally we respond to 1,200 disasters every year and more than 4,000 volunteers help the Greater Chicago Red Cross deliver services. We also teach more than a quarter million people in Chicagoland each year health, safety and disaster preparedness skills.
For More information, please visit: http://www.chicagoredcross.org/
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