Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots fundraising campaign that gives you the chance to make a big, lasting difference — and to be recognized for it, too! If you choose to become a Hero, you pledge to raise $1,000 for the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross 2016 Heroes Campaign will run from April 20 through May 11th. $1,000 can cover the cost of . . . •200 blankets for people affected by a disaster. •400 comfort kits containing hygiene items for a disaster client. •Clothing for nine children who lost their clothes in a house fire. •Meals and lodging for five days for a family of three displaced from their home. •A babysitting skills class for 14 youth. •Training 11 individuals to learn how to help someone in a cardiac or breathing emergency.