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".