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Help One Family During Giving Day

Little girl holding Red Cross blanket in a Red Cross shelter
Nearly every eight minutes in this country a family has lost everything to a home fire.

The American Red Cross is asking people in Minnesota to remember those families impacted by disaster and to #help1family on Giving Day, Wednesday, April 26. Your donation can provide hope and urgent relief such as food, blankets and other essentials to people who need it most. 

“Nearly every eight minutes in this country there is a family that has lost everything to a home fire or other disaster," says Phil Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Minnesota Region. "This one-day nationwide event will raise funds to ensure the Red Cross is able to meet the critical mission of helping those families who have been affected by emergencies.” 

Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross, helping people in communities across our region each and every day in need of emergency support. 

During 2016 in Minnesota, the Red Cross provided relief at 470 disasters and helped 1,011 families with disaster relief and recovery. Click here to learn more about how the Red Cross helped people in our region last year. In addition, as part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross and its partners have since 2014, the start of the campaign, installed more than 6,600 free smoke alarms in communities across Minnesota and part of western Wisconsin, helping to reduce home fire-related injuries and deaths. Learn more here.

Public support of the American Red Cross Giving Day is a promise of better days ahead for those in our community who have lost everything. Please consider donating to the Red Cross at on April 26.

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. The Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross serves 5.2 million people in Minnesota and part of western Wisconsin. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @MNRedCross.