No matter which holiday you celebrate, there’s an easy way to give a meaningful gift this season. The Red Cross Holiday Giving Catalog has more than a dozen gifts you can give on behalf of that special someone, from phone cards for service members to hot meals for disaster survivors.
To help you get inspired, take a look at our three most popular gifts this year:
Did you know that the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters in the U.S. every year?
From helping a family after a house fire to providing food and shelter for survivors of natural disasters such as tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes, this gift helps Red Cross volunteers respond to crises when and where they are needed most.
When the unthinkable happens, often there is little time to prepare. Disaster victims sometimes have to leave their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
That's why a Red Cross response always begins with a safe place to sleep, hot food and a hug. Your gift provides urgently needed essentials, including three meals, two blankets, one cot and personal supplies for disaster victims.
For an injured service member, the journey from the battlefield to the hospital can be long and uncomfortable, and many make the journey without any personal items.
You can make sure they are warmly welcomed at a military hospital with comfort kits filled with the most needed items such as a phone card, robe, shower shoes, toiletries and an MP3 music gift card.
These are just a few of the many meaningful gifts to choose from this year. To find other ways to support American Red Cross work at home and abroad, visit the Red Cross Holiday Giving Catalog.