Campaign: May to July 2014
Goal: increased preparedness in Utah and $100, 000
When people think of the Red Cross they usually think of donating blood or large disasters like the recent tornados and Hurricane Sandy. With all the attention received by major disasters, people don’t realize the most common disaster threat is not earthquake or floods—it’s home fires. In fact, the Red Cross in Utah responded to more than 220 families who were affected by house fires in the last year. We help by providing families emotional and physical support, a warm place to stay, food and clothing to start with the recovery process and we continually work with communities to be as prepared as possible.
Besides house fires, more and more people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. While residents in these areas enjoy the beauty of the environment around them, they also face the real danger of wildfires and sadly in Utah wildfires have taken a toll. For this reason, and especially because of drought conditions in many parts of the state, the Fire Hurts Red Cross Helps campaign will also focus on wildfire prepardness and prevention.
Who do we need? Strong champions for this campaign
How can Utah business/ communities help?
Why do the campaign? To provide opportunities to support the Red Cross, your community and improve safety in our state. The American Red Cross is a non-governmental organization who relies on the generosity of our communities to continue our services.
Please click here to support to participate in our peer-to-peer Fire Hurts, Red Cross fundraising campaign
We greatly appreciate your support!