Tonight at sunset the Empire State Building will be lit red and white in honor of National Red Cross month. This is the first time in a decade that the iconic NYC landmark will recognize all those that make the Red Cross mission possible.
These everyday heroes donate their time, money and blood to help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. They help residents recover from disasters, like the tragic explosion that tore through East Harlem two weeks ago. They help brighten the day of injured service members who are far from home. They take lifesaving skills classes; they then step forward to help a heart attack victim or to save a drowning child. They help their families and communities prepare for future disasters.
For more than 70 years “March is Red Cross Month” has been a time to pay tribute to these volunteers, donors and other heroic supporters.
To learn more about the Red Cross mission and how you can join, visit www.redcross.org.
Thanks to the Empire State Building (www.esbnyc.com) for making this possible.
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. For more information, please visit redcross.org/gny or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.