What if your home burned down? What would you do immediately afterwards? Where would you go? When a home fire hits, lives are saved with smoke alarms. It’s a blessing when no lives are lost in a home fire. But, what happens next if you’ve lost your home and everything in it? The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region responds to home fires nearly every single day. We are there to comfort and help families with the recovery effort, provide them with basic supplies, give money and shelter to accommodate their immediate needs. We work with those families until they have recovered from the trauma of losing their home and are able to comfortably rebuild.
Throughout the National Capital Region, we provided the following programs and services last year:
- Responded to 523 local disasters including home fires
- Mobilized 2,219 volunteers
- Provided 4,498 services in our community
- Trained 57,963 people in CPR, First Aid, AED and life-saving water safety skills
- In Loudoun County alone, there were 3,150 units of blood collected – enough to potentially save over 9,000 lives!
Here are 2, 30-second stories shared by those who have been helped by the American Red Cross throughout the country…
You can help ensure these vital community services are available in Loudoun County – yes, home fires devastate a family nearly 2 times a month in Loudoun. Give.Choose is 1-day crowd-funding campaign that supports local Loudoun charities – your local American Red Cross is one of those. We ask that you give TODAY to support us and the families we serve by visiting our giving page here.