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#help1family on American Red Cross Giving Day, March 28, 2018

Celebrate Giving Day During March is Red Cross Month by Making a Donation Today 

RALEIGH, MARCH 28, 2018— The American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina is asking everyone to join us in supporting families affected by disasters and #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day – Wednesday, March 28. A donation can help provide hope and urgent relief such as food, blankets and other essentials to people who need it most.  

Each year, the Red Cross responds to about 64,000 disasters –  the vast majority of which are home fires. In the last fiscal year, the Eastern North Carolina Region of the Red Cross (53 counties) alone responded to more than 2,000 families who lost their homes to fire.

Every day someone, somewhere is assisted by the Red Cross. Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross, helping people across the country in need of emergency support. Financial donations are a promise of better days ahead for those in our community who have lost everything – #help1family and donate by visiting redcross.org/givingday, or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.

Nearly every eight minutes, the Red Cross meets a family that may have lost everything to a home fire or other disaster somewhere across the country. Financial support on Giving Day will help in those minutes, hours and days after a disaster. 

A donation of $88.50* will provide a family of three with urgent relief, food, shelter, and other essentials for one day.

A donation of $60* can help provide six meals for disaster victims. 

A donation of $30* can ensure that children and families stay warm and can get a good night’s sleep with six comforting blankets.

The Red Cross is grateful for the generosity of the American people on Red Cross Giving Day, during March is Red Cross Month and throughout the year. 

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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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