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Help One Family During Giving Day

Fire Safety

The American Red Cross is asking people in the National Capital Region to remember those families impacted by disaster and to #help1family on Giving Day, Wednesday, April 26. Your donation can provide hope and urgent relief such as food, blankets and other essentials to people who need it most. 

“Nearly every eight minutes in this country there is a family that has lost everything to a home fire or other disaster," says Linda Mathes, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, National Capital Region. "This one-day nationwide event will raise funds to ensure the Red Cross is able to meet the critical mission of helping those families who have been affected by emergencies.” 

Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross, helping people in communities across our region each and every day in need of emergency support. Public support of Giving Day is a promise of better days ahead for those in our community who have lost everything. Please consider donating to the Red Cross at


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 or follow us on Twitter at @RedCrossNCR.