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We’re all in for June 2 - American Red Cross Giving Day

Giving Day
“This is what we do every day, and this is why we need you this one day.”

Please give on #GivingDay.

“This is what we do every day, and this is why we need you this one day.”


In May alone, Red Cross volunteers from across the country and around the world have been providing comfort and care after flooding and severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma and six other states, , in Nepal after massive earthquakes, and in Philadelphia and New York after a deadly train derailment. This is just a small sample of what we do every day. Did you know…

  • That nearly 200 times a day, the Red Cross helps a family affected by a home fire or other disaster?
  • Or that, the Red Cross needs 15,000 blood donations every day?
  • Or that, every day the Red Cross provides nearly 1,000 services to military members and their families?
  • Or that, with the help of partners, the Red Cross helps vaccinate 308,000 children a day, globally, against measles or rubella?
  • Or that, on average, 15,500 people a day learn how to save a life through Red Cross health and safety training and mobile app downloads?
  • Or that on this past Memorial Day, more than 220 people spent the night in Red Cross shelters in Texas and Oklahoma.
  • As we approach the first Red Cross Giving Day on June 2, please continue to spread the word about all the good work that our volunteers do to help people in their time of need. For example, you may wish to reach out to your local media if one of your chapter volunteers was deployed to another chapter to help. This type of compelling news story is sought after in most media markets.

    Giving Day will be a great success because of all the good work being done in Red Cross chapters in the U.S., and across the world. All this good work is why we need you – and the community – to be informed and aware, and support us on Giving Day.