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Social Media Sensation Jody Steel Partners with American Red Cross to Help Those in Need

Los Angeles-based artist Jody Steel, who gained international fame from her realistic body paintings, has partnered with the American Red Cross to donate 80 percent of sales of her custom-designed apparel to the organization.

Steel, who got her start creating life-like drawing of pop culture figures on her leg in college, is now teaming up with the American Red Cross to use her voice and art to send a message of peace after the Paris terrorist attack in November 2015.

"At first, I was shocked by the response my 'Peace' video brought,” said Jody Steel. "I only realized later that the reason this video inspired others the way that it did was because people were looking for support, they were looking for hope in a time of great sadness.”

Steel’s website, artistjodysteel.com, features four designs in eight different styles in support of the American Red Cross, all highlighting causes close to Jody’s heart.

“With over 2 million followers and hundreds of millions of views across her social platforms, Jody has captivated and inspired so many people around the world,” said Regional Communications Director Tony Briggs, with the American Red Cross Desert to the Sea Region. “The Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. We are honored that she has chosen to support our organization and help further our vital mission.”