Gift of the Month Makes a Powerful Impact All Yearlong

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This holiday season remember those whose lives have been turned upside down by disaster by purchasing the Gift of the Month.

Across the country, unforeseen emergencies forced families from their homes and inflicted devastating losses in 2013. Through it all, the American Red Cross was there, providing families and individuals food, shelter and comfort. This holiday season remember those whose lives have been turned upside down by disaster by purchasing the Gift of the Month.

THE GIFT OF THE MONTH The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year. With the Gift of the Month, you can be there every month to give people in crisis a hot meal, a place to sleep or a shoulder to lean on in their time of need.

Purchase the Red Cross Gift of the Month today for $500, providing yearlong support for those in need.

2013 RED CROSS RESPONSES Over the past couple months, the Red Cross has responded from a historical typhoon in the Philippines to tornadoes in the Midwest affecting several states. Meanwhile recovery efforts continue for victims of Superstorm Sandy, as well as the Oklahoma tornadoes and other disasters across the country. In addition to these headline disasters, the Red Cross also responded to thousands of home fires, the most common disaster.

Jennifer Robinson’s Wilkes-Barre, PA home was destroyed by an electrical fire. When the blaze broke out, she only had time to grab her five young children children and get out of the house. The Red Cross responded almost immediately, providing a hotel for the family until they found a new home. The Red Cross also provided vouchers for the family to purchase new clothes and necessities. “If it wasn’t for the Red Cross, we’d have nothing,” Robinson said.

At the same time, the Red Cross continued to provide emergency services and assistance to members of the military, collect and distribute lifesaving blood, and train people across the country in first aid and CPR, aquatics and water safety.

HOLIDAY GIVING CATALOG Honor friends and family with meaningful gifts. With the Red Cross 2013 Holiday Giving Catalog, shoppers can purchase something that means something and spread hope to those in need.

  • Choose gifts to donate in honor of the special people in your life.
  • Send free holiday greeting cards to announce your gifts or send a Red Cross eCard.
  • Know your gift will help people when they need it most.
  • This year, resolve to help yourself and someone else. Your donations are tax deductible. Items are symbolic of the work of the Red Cross, not a donation to a specific project or item.

    About our Holiday Partners:

    During this holiday season, the American Red Cross is grateful for the support of our corporate partners that generously contribute to our Holiday Giving Campaign. They include: University of Phoenix, Circle K and its customers in the West and Florida divisions, and Community Safety Foundation, funded by CSAA Insurance Group, an AAA Insurer. Thanks to the generosity of these and other sponsors, the Red Cross is able to carry out its mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies everyday here and around the world. Each holiday season the Red Cross gives everyone the chance to support our work by giving blood, signing a card for military heroes or buying a gift through our holiday catalog. To support the Red Cross this Holiday Season, visit www.redcross.org/holiday.

    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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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