BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Chicago Chapter
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
The Red Cross Mission: 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.
DISASTER RELIEF: The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the US every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions.
LIFESAVING BLOOD: Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Each year, it reachs an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.
MILITARY SUPPORT: 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.
HEALTH & SAFETY SERVICES: Each year, more than 9 million Americans participate in Red Cross training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to be prepared to help others in an emergency.