The American Red Cross is kicking off its first Giving Day “All in One Day” on Tuesday, June 2, asking everyone in the Upstate to make a donation to the Red Cross in support of its mission of community response and assistance.
“Life can change in one day, leaving someone with nothing – without a home, without their belongings, without hope,” said Ann Wright, executive director of the Upstate SC Chapter of the American Red Cross. “For so many of these people, the American Red Cross is the answer. We need the public’s support to ensure that we can continue to deliver help and hope to people in need.”
Red Cross Giving Day is a 24-hour national fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross in communities across the country each and every day. The theme of Giving Day is “All In One Day” because the Red Cross is “all in” every day, supporting the community through disaster response, educational outreach, and other services. In the Upstate alone, the Red Cross responds to an average of 2-3 home fires a day, helping families recover from devastating loss. When you give to the Red Cross, you are delivering help and hope to people in your community when they need it most.
As part of Red Cross Giving Day, the local Red Cross is giving back to the community that supports them throughout the year. On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Upstate SC Chapter is hosting a Red Cross experience at the US Veterans Outpatient Clinic across from the McCall Campus of the American Red Cross on Grove Road.
The fun begins June 2 at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. and activities will include fire safety for parents and children, food and drinks, free Citizen CPR classes, support for military families, and much more.
All funds raised from Giving Day will be utilized to not only continue Red Cross community support services, but also to recruit and train volunteers. Additionally, the Red Cross will be able to better educate the community about fire safety, disaster preparedness, and lifesaving health and safety information. To learn more about volunteering, visit http://www.redcross.org/sc/volunteer.
To take part in Giving Day and support the work of the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org/givingday or #allin1day. All in one day, working together, we can bring care and comfort when and where it is needed most.
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 www.redcross.org/sc or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossSC