Posts filed under "american red cross"

As a runner, we LOVE to run for a cause.  Well, you don't have to be a runner to give and help others. The American Red Cross does so much for so many but it could not work without our donations and hearts for giving.  Check out the latest email that American Red Cross Supporters receive from President and CEO of ARC, Gail McGovern and find out how you can get involved.
When Kerry Barnes's home was devastated by a house fire, the Red Cross was able to provide immediate assistance to get her and her family back on their feet. People like you know that every disaster, big or small, is life changing for the family who lives through it.

Watch her inspirational video about the fire now, and share her story with your own loved ones on Facebook or Twitter.
Responding to everyday disasters like house fires and flooding is a huge part of what we do at the American Red Cross. Our volunteers and staff are on the scene right away, with water and snacks for hungry families, gift cards to purchase clean clothes and food, mops and brooms to clean up damaged homes even toothbrushes. They also sit with families who have lost everything, providing the emotional support that can be overlooked when disaster strikes. 

These aren’t just niceties – they’re the first steps towards helping families rebuild their lives. And they’re only possible thanks to supporters like you. 
Make a life-changing year end gift today to help people who need it most.
Thank you again for your support. Together we can help transform peoples' stories of pain, confusion and fear … into stories of hope.


Gail McGovern
President and CEO, American Red Cross

Posted on December 18, 2012 and filed under "american red cross".

East Coast Family & Friends dealing with Hurricane Sandy

This week it is all about those who have suffered through the mass destruction of Hurricane Sandy.  As many of us move on with our busy, everyday lives there are those who have been removed from their homes and have no idea when or how they will return and rebuild.  I want to dedicate this Friday to families and friends dealing with Hurricane Sandy before and after the storm.  Also, to all the volunteers and authorities working hard to find people who are still missing, those who may be injured and those who have no where to go.
The American Red Cross is currently covering 10 States to provide relief and necessary resources to help those in need.  If you are wondering how you can help, here are a few things that I have found to make a difference in our friends' lives back on the East Coast.  God bless each of you.

Posted Nov 01,2012
People Can Support Response by Giving To 
Red Cross Disaster Relief
Contact: Public Affairs Desk
Telephone: (202) 303-5551  HELP ON THE WAY More than 7,000 people spent Wednesday night in 115 Red Cross shelters in nine states – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. Red Cross disaster workers have already served nearly 164,700 meals. More than 334,000 ready to eat meals are in the area and 12 mobile kitchens capable of making 198,000 meals a day have been deployed. Read more...
HOW TO HELP The Red Cross has a massive response to Sandy underway that spans multiple states.
People can make a financial donation in support of Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD Nearly 360 Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to the storm, representing a loss of as many as 12,000 blood and platelet products. The Red Cross is asking people who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, to schedule a blood donation now.
To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Read more at
RED CROSS SHELTERS To find a Red Cross shelter, people can download the Red Cross Hurricane app, visit the Red Cross web site, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or check local media outlets.

Posted on November 2, 2012 and filed under "american red cross", "help", "how you can help", "sandy victims".