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Be Part of Red Cross Giving Day Now

Giving Day
The Red Cross is asking everyone to #help1family.

The American Red Cross is asking everyone to #help1family who has lost everything to a disaster by participating in the 2016 Red Cross Giving Day on April 21.

YOU CAN BE PART OF IT NOW If you like to be ahead of the game and want to support Giving Day, we’ve included an option to set up your donation now. Starting today, you can visit the Giving Day website, enter your information, and your gift will be processed on April 21 with all the other generous Giving Day donations.

HELP A FAMILY RECOVER Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters nationwide – most of them home fires – where a family has lost everything; the roof over their heads, their clothes and their most cherished possessions. It takes just $88.50* to support a family of three with basic essentials for one day following a disaster. A gift to our one-day awareness effort can provide urgent relief like a day’s worth of food, plus blankets and other essentials.

Donations to Giving Day’s #help1family can help a family begin to recover from a disaster by:

  • Supporting a family in urgent need: provide funding to give a family food, blankets, and other essentials.
  • Supplying warm meals: help provide comforting meals to a family impacted by disaster.
  • Providing clean-up kits after a disaster strikes: make clean-up kits available for families in need that include vital items such as a mop, bucket and disinfectant.
  • Deploying an emergency response vehicle for a day: Red Cross workers travel to impacted neighborhoods in fully stocked Emergency Response Vehicles to provide food, water and critical relief.
  • To provide any of these services and #help1family by participating in Red Cross Giving Day, visit and schedule a donation now that will be processed on April 21.

    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.