Partners in Service
Red Cross Causes, Campaigns and Courses for Delta Sigma Theta Members
The American Red Cross is proud of the support we receive from the members of Delta Sigma Theta. Although our formal partnership began in 2014, our organizations have served side by side for many years. Delta Emergency Response Teams help the Red Cross provide care and comfort to those affected by disaster, while other Delta members bring the important message of disaster preparation to children through the Pillowcase Project, and so much more.
Here are some ways Delta Sigma Theta and the Red Cross can join forces to improve our communities. If your region or chapter would like to get involved, we invite you to follow the links provided in each section. Our dedicated partnership managers will be delighted to hear from you.
Help Reduce Deaths & Injuries from Home Fires
How Delta Members Can Get InvolvedWe invite Delta members to help us Sound the Alarm about home fire safety and save lives! Your group can participate in smoke detector installation and education activities in a local community. The Red Cross will provide marketing materials to help you recruit volunteers. Contact us using the link below to get started.
Encourage Blood Donations by Your Members
How Delta Members Can Get InvolvedYour chapter can host a blood drive, with members helping to recruit donors, volunteering to help the day of the drive run smoothly, and making donations themselves. Our team will support you with marketing materials and tips for organizing your volunteers and motivating your donors.
Teach Children About Disaster Preparedness
How Delta Members Can Get InvolvedThe Red Cross hopes to continue providing training during future Regional Conferences and National Conventions but there’s no need to wait that long. We will be happy to connect you with your local Pillowcase Project program manager who can help your members sign up as Red Cross volunteers, receive the necessary training, and identify high-risk communities in which to give presentations.
Promote Swimming Skills and Water Safety
Drowning is a leading cause of death for children in the United States and African-American children are disproportionately affected. Research shows 64% of African-American children have little to no swimming ability – and of these children, 78% have parents who have no/low swimming ability. For these families a carefree day at the beach, pool or lake can too easily end in tragedy.
That’s why it’s so important that we all learn how to be safe in and around water, and encourage our families, friends and neighbors to be water competent. The Red Cross is tackling this goal with our Centennial Campaign, marking our first 100 years of swimming safety education. We are working with our training partners to teach 50,000 more people in 50 at-risk cities how to swim, and urging people in every community to make sure that they and their families can swim.
Learn Lifesaving Skills
How Delta Members Can Get InvolvedThe Red Cross can provide group training. Our training and certification opportunities are available nationwide to reach your extensive membership.
For information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Volunteer with Your Local Red Cross