Turn the State Red

Century Celebration Colorado Red Cross

The American Red Cross is celebrating a century of service in Colorado in 2014. Show your support for the Red Cross by helping us “Turn the State Red” in May! There are many ways to participate.

Turn Your Building Red - Turn your building lights red for the month in honor of the Red Cross, or participate in our Turn the State Red Fundraising Campaign and hang a Red Cross banner on your building to show your company’s support of the Red Cross in Colorado. See below for more details or call Mary Beth Riopel at (303) 607-4788.

Show Your Support on May 8 - Join your fellow Coloradans and wear the Red Cross logo or the color red in honor of International Red Cross Day on May 8. You can purchase Red Cross pins, apparel and other Red Cross gear on the Red Cross Store – or earn the chance to win a Red Cross T-shirt by submitting your Red Cross story at www.redcross.org/colorado-stories. If you are a business, encourage your employees to participate – hold a spirit competition, or give your workers a gift of a Red Cross pin, T-shirt, hat or emergency kit.

Raise Funds – Help ensure that the Red Cross is there to serve Colorado for another 100 years by organizing your own fundraiser. Donate a portion of your sales, launch a customer-donation campaign or challenge your workplace or school to raise $1,000 to support the lifesaving work of the Red Cross in Colorado. We’ll provide you with a Turn the State Red Supporter Toolkit that will help get you started. Fill out our Interest Form to get started or contact Mary Beth Riopel at (303) 607-4788 for more information.

Spread the Word – Spread Red Cross lifesaving information and tips by sharing these Social Media posts, articles, and Public Service Announcements with your friends, family, employees and customers. You can also download these Web banners for your Web site or social media – make sure to hyperlink them to www.redcross.org/colorado-100.

Save Lives – In honor of 100 years of saving lives in Colorado, we are offering a special 15% discount on lifesaving Red Cross training! Visit RedCross.org/takeaclass and enter coupon code COREDCROSS1001114 at checkout to redeem your savings. Or you can sponsor a CPR, first aid or AED training for your employees or customers by calling 1-800-REDCROSS and requesting a full service course.

Share Your Story - Everyone has a Red Cross story, and we want you to share yours with us! Visit redcross.org/Colorado-stories to submit your Red Cross story, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to share theirs. Don’t have a Red Cross story yet? Become engaged with us in another way: sign up to volunteer, take a First Aid/CPR or preparedness class and wear Red on May 8th to Celebrate International Red Cross Day!

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