Red Cross Calls for Action in Support of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Asks for volunteers to donate time & talent to help people and communities in need
WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2016—To honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American Red Cross is calling for people across the country to volunteer their time and talents to help others in need on Monday, January 18, 2016. As an organization powered almost exclusively by volunteerism and the generosity of donors, the 134-year-old Red Cross depends on more than 340,000 volunteers across the country to fulfill its mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. And on a day recognizing the difference one person can make, the Red Cross is asking people across the country to take time and give back.
Here are three simple ways people can make a difference on this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters each year, and it could not fulfill its crucial mission without the vital support of volunteers across the country.
The Red Cross also depends on the generous support of the American public to assist people affected by disasters. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
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