Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster. Think about that for a quick second. 8 minutes from now, the American Red Cross will be deployed at another disaster to provide much needed relief for victims who are in desperate need.
Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters nationwide – the vast majority of these are home fires – where a family has lost everything; the roof over their heads, their clothes, and their most cherished possessions.
Giving Day is on April 21st, and we need your support to make a meaningful impact for those who desperately need shelter, food, and other essentials after a disaster strikes their community.
“We rely solely on the public to fund our mission and today is a great day to show that support,” said Dakotas Region CEO, Judy Green. “We encourage all those associated with the Red Cross to make a small donation to support families in need.”
This one-day event is designed to rally the public to support the Red Cross’s critical and lifesaving mission of helping families who have been affected by disasters or emergencies. The 2016 theme of our Giving Day is #Help1Family, because the Red Cross is committed to aiding people during their darkest hour and when they need it most.
- Just 30 dollars can deliver warm blankets to families, providing them with comfort for a good night’s sleep.
- $88.50 can provide a family with an entire day’s worth of food, blankets, and other necessary essentials.
- $335 can deploy an emergency response vehicle for an entire day – giving urgent food, water, and critical relief to communities in need
This past year, the Red Cross provided immediate assistance with shelter, food, and clothing to 660 families impacted by disaster. These basic needs give those affected relief during difficult times.
Your support on Giving Day will help tremendously in those critical first few days after a disaster. YOU can make an impact. Donate at RedCross.org/GivingDay or simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.