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. Last year, Western North Carolina Region responded to over 1,100 disasters.
“Our mission is to help those in need, but we certainly wouldn’t be able to fulfill our mission without the generous support of the communities we serve,” said Angela A. Broome, regional chief executive officer. “By participating in our Giving Day, your help allows us to aid individuals and families during their darkest hour and when they need it most.”
Giving Day is on April 21st, and together with our Community Supporter, Autobell Car Wash, 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.
• Just $30 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.
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.