Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster. Think about that for a quick second. 8 minutes from now, the American Red Cross will be deployed at another disaster to provide much needed relief for victims who are in desperate need.
Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters nationwide – the vast majority of these are home fires – where a family has lost everything; the roof over their heads, their clothes, and their most cherished possessions.
Giving Day is on April 21st, and we need your support to make a meaningful impact for those who desperately need shelter, food, and other essentials after a disaster strikes their community.
This one-day event is designed to rally the public to support the Red Cross’s critical and lifesaving mission of helping families who have been affected by disasters or emergencies. The 2016 theme of our Giving Day is #Help1Family, because the Red Cross is committed to aiding people during their darkest hour and when they need it most.
Watch our video of supporters – just like you – helping families in need.
Your support on Giving Day will help tremendously in those critical first few days after a disaster. YOU can make an impact. Donate at RedCross.org/GivingDay or simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.