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Give Something that Means Something and Help Disaster Victims in Need


In what has been a year of unprecedented disasters affecting thousands of people, “give something that means something” this holiday season and help the American Red Cross bring hope to people in their darkest hours – someone who has lost everything in a disaster.

Please support the American Red Cross 2017 Holiday Giving Campaign and give a gift of support, strength and hope to someone who needs it while honoring someone in your life.

Honor friends and family with a unique gift. Your donation is a tax-deductible contribution to the Red Cross. Simply choose unique gifts in honor of the people on your list; send them a free holiday greeting or e-card to announce your gift and know your donation will help people when they need it most.


The Red Cross responds to as many as 64,000 disasters every year – small disasters like a fire in someone’s home to large disasters like this year’s Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the massive wildfires in California. Your support of Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services during this holiday season can help bring relief to victims of disasters when they need it most.

Here’s just a sampling of the gifts you can give this holiday season:

  • Blankets bring warmth and security. In a disaster, children and families are often exposed to the elements. You can provide warm, cozy blankets to protect them from the cold and help them sleep comfortably in emergency shelters.
  • Hot meals provide comfort and strength during a disaster. While families impacted by disaster struggle to rebuild their lives, you'll help provide hearty, comforting meals to give them energy for the challenging days ahead.
  • Full day of emergency shelter for families who have lost everything. Emergencies can force people 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.
  • Support the American Red Cross and ensure people receive the help they need. Give something that means something during this holiday season. Help the Red Cross support those in need here at home and around the globe.

    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.

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    Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.

    $10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.