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American Red Cross North Texas to Observe Giving Day, National Volunteer Week

Help families affected by disaster by donating

DALLAS (April 20, 2017) - The American Red Cross of North Texas is encouraging our neighbors across the region to remember families affected by disaster by participating in Red Cross Giving Day April 26, 2017. Donations can provide urgent relief to people who need it most. The Red Cross will be on hand at and hosting several events across the DFW Metroplex over the next 10 days. A complete list is below. 

Giving Day (#help1family) is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross and helping people across the country in need of emergency support. On average, the Red Cross of North Texas responds to a disaster, primarily home fires, every six minutes. For more information and to donate, click here.

As part of its ongoing Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, the Red Cross of North Texas will install smoke alarms across the region. Among others, the Red Cross is partnering with the Benbrook Fire Department to install smoke alarms on April 29 after the community was affected last month by a destructive apartment fire that claimed one life and injured several others. See below for more information and to register to volunteer. 

The Red Cross would be unable to serve its lifesaving mission without the dedication of volunteers and next week will celebrate its more than 5,000 Metroplex volunteers during National Volunteer Week. 

On average, Red Cross volunteers serve 9 million people in 121 North Texas counties across all lines of service including disaster relief, Service to the Armed Forces, biomedical services, international services and preparedness health and safety services. 

Members of the community are asked to consider a gift of time, money or blood next week and beyond. For more information on Giving Day, click here. To become a Red Cross volunteer visit www.redcross.org/volunteer. To make an appointment to give blood or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org

Earth Day Texas | April 22-23 

Learn more about Service to the Armed Forces at the world’s largest Earth Day event. 

WeatherCon | April 22 

Join us to find out more about what you need to know about North Texas weather. 

Pizza for a Purpose with California Pizza Kitchen | April 25 

Visit participating DFW California Pizza Kitchen locations and 20 percent of your total bill will be donated to the Red Cross when you mention the Red Cross fundraiser. (Participating locations: The Shops at Willow Bend; Berkshire Court; Stonebriar Centre; Grapevine). 

Texas de Brazil supports Red Cross North Texas | April 26 (Dallas), April 27 (Fort Worth) 

Texas de Brazil is supporting Service to the Armed Forces in Dallas (Wednesday, April 26) and Fort Worth (Thursday, April 27) by hosting a special wine tasting and reception. Tickets are $35 with $30 of every ticket sold coming back to the Red Cross. To RSVP to the event nearest you, click here before tickets sell out. 

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Canvassing Events | April 22 and April 29 (volunteer and media opportunities)

The Red Cross is partnering with Metroplex fire departments to install smoke alarms as part of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

Irving 

April 22, 9 am-1 pm

Irving Fire Department, 845 W. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX

For more information or to volunteer, click here

Cedar Hill 

April 29, 9 am-1 pm

Cedar Hill Fire Station, 1212 W. Belt Line Road, Cedar Hill, TX 

For more information or to volunteer, click here

Plano 

April 29, 9:30 am-3 pm

First Baptist Church Plano, 1300 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX

For more information or to volunteer, click here

Fort Worth

9:30 am-2 pm 

Sunrise McMillan Elementary, 3409 Stalcup Road, Fort Worth, TX

For more information or to volunteer, click here

Benbrook

3-6:30 pm 

Benbrook Fire Department, 528 Mercedes, Benbrook TX 

For more information or to volunteer, click here