As our country pauses to honor our nation’s veterans and their families, we here at the Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross would like to take a moment to recognize our many military veterans, active duty service members and military family members who also serve as dedicated Red Cross volunteers. Without your commitment to this organization, we would be unable to deliver critical services to the people who count on us most.
Our veterans work tirelessly, providing comfort to those in the path of a storm or a hug to a family who just lost their home to fire. They also offer support to other veterans, through the many programs made available thanks to the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces network.
So far this fiscal year in the Dakotas Region, we have provided more than 1,500 comfort items to veterans, made 100 emergency communications to military service members and their families, and provided 115 pre-deployment briefings. We have also made homes safer for 161 veterans by installing free smoke alarms through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. Much of this work is made possible by veterans who answered the call, this time as American Red Cross volunteers.
The Red Cross is an organization born on the battlefield, and we cannot thank our veterans enough for all that they’ve done, and all they continue to do, to serve our country and our communities. Each and every day they truly make a difference.
We simply couldn’t do it without you, and we offer our sincerest gratitude to you and your families this Veterans Day weekend.
For Armed Forces Emergency Communications call 877-272-7337
For information on American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces, click here.