For over a century, the Red Cross has been a community leader in emergency preparedness and response. Each year the President of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month;" local Red Cross chapters use this time to honor that longstanding tradition of heroism by recognizing local individuals whose extraordinary acts make them a hero. Our heroes personify compassion, selflessness and kindness.
The American Red Cross of Eastern NC 2013 Heroes Campaign will run through March and is an excellent opportunity for the local chapters to raise money that benefits Red Cross programs and services in their communities. The goal is to involve as many people from our community as possible.
People of all ages can serve as Heroes. Heroes pledge to raise $1,250 each for the Red Cross during this grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign which is held each March. If you're up for this challenge, you can raise the money personally, as an organization, or by hosting a fundraising event. All money raised here stays here.
What's in it for me? Glad you asked!The best feeling in the world knowing that you helped change someone's life, including your own.Your picture or company/organization's logo in the newspaper.An invitation to a delicious kick-off breakfast!A chance to make a big, lasting difference in our community.Bragging rights!An invitation to one of our celebratory events.
Your gift will provide . . .$2000 will provide Natural Disaster Shelter operations for a 24 hour period$1250 will provide a family of 4 a 2 night hotel stay, food and clothing after a fire$1000 will educate 250 military personnel and their families about the services provided by the Red Cross$500 will provide clothing and shoes for a family of 4 after a disaster$200 will provide groceries and food for one weekend for a family of 4 affected by a disaster$150 will provide disaster comfort kits and Clean up kits for a family affected by a fire or flood
Ideas of how to raise moneyCar WashBake Sale, Chicken or Spaghetti dinnerGolf TournamentSoliciting a business to donate $1,250Raffle off a special itemLoose change drive at a local business or schoolJeans or TShirt day at your place of employment ($5.00 to wear jeans or $10 to wear Red Cross TShirt with jeans)*Mail a letter to 40 of your closest friends to donate $50-$100 for the Red Cross to help you become a Hero
Retail and Restaurant challenge: sell Red Cross squares for $1 each, or “Keep the Change” buckets placed at the registersNeighborhood garage/yard saleCivic club challenges Garden or Tea party in your homeDonut sales through Krispy Kreme®
Create your Online Heroes PageClick here to set up your own personal fundraising pageTips for Success with your Online Fundraising Page:Share your Heroes page on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.Be sure to enter your off-line gifts so they are counted toward your totals!Don’t forget to ask your donors if they (or their spouse) work for a company with a matching gift program.
For more information about the 2013 Red Cross Heroes Campaign email Summer Woodard or call 910-355-3800.