Every five minutes an Arkansan is touched by American Red Cross care: a hug and Teddy Bear for a scared 5 year old after a fire in Fort Smith; a warm Red Cross blanket for a couple barely escaping flood waters in their neighborhood near Paragould; food and beverages for first responders battling wildfires in Garland County or employees in El Dorado after a workplace emergency; a comforting call as a parent or spouse in Jacksonville reaches out to connect with a loved one in the military because of a family emergency.
You can help make certain care for weather related and man-made disasters, that can occur anytime of the day or night across the state, continue by becoming an Online Hero for the American Red Cross in Arkansas.
This grassroots fundraising gives you a chance to make a real and immediate difference in the life of an Arkansan after disaster. Should you choose to accept this challenge, you pledge to raise $1,000 for the Red Cross.
You can do this solo, or involve your family, friends, co-workers–it's up to you. You can host a neighborhood rummage sale, car wash or girl's night dinner–your imagination is the limit to raise your $1,000.
To get started and become a Hero, you will need to sign up online and create a profile to track your progress towards reaching your fundraising goal. You can also 'Support A Hero' and make a donation to TEAM ARKANSAS. The choice is yours.
No one every imagines a Red Cross Disaster Responder in their town, neighborhood or their front yard! But, for those who find themselves needing to begin picking up the pieces after a home fire, tornado or other disaster, they are always thankful for the care and guidance provided because of support from another neighbor somewhere else across Arkansas gave to Red Cross to make that comfort and assurance possible.
For more information on how you can be an online Hero, contact Chief Development Officer, Laura Nix, 501.748.1033.