One in 25 people receive help from the global Red Cross network every single year. One in 500 people in the world is a volunteer for the cause. Today—World Red Cross Red Crescent Day—we’re celebrating all the men, women, and children who have a Red Cross story to tell.
The Red Cross network transcends borders. Guided by its seven fundamental principles—humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality—Red Cross volunteers are inspired to help at every turn. They fly halfway around the world during international disasters, drive to nearby communities when tornadoes strike, and walk right down the street to teach swimming lessons. The network is so abundant, many people are touched by the Red Cross without even realizing it.
Nearly everyone has a Red Cross story – including the four people below. What’s yours? Share your Red Cross story at ifrc.tumblr.com.