Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity to help one another — especially in today’s time of need.
Emergencies haven’t stopped during the coronavirus pandemic. Take this year’s relentless disasters: They have brought an enormous toll on U.S. families, who have spent more nights in emergency lodging in 2020 than any other year over the past decade. In fact, more than 1 million times this year, someone in our country relied on the Red Cross for a safe place to sleep after a disaster.
Disasters like home fires and countless other crises continue every day. You can help by donating at redcross.org/gift. A donation of any size makes a difference for families in need.
- Help Disaster Survivors: Your gift of $50 can deliver hot meals for five people or provide blankets for 10 people after a disaster in the U.S. A larger donation of $100 can provide a family of two with a full day’s worth of emergency shelter with meals, snacks, blankets, cots and hygiene supplies.
- Provide International Aid: For people whose lives are upended by disasters and humanitarian crises around the world, donations help deliver critical aid. Your gift of $125 can provide a family of five with hygiene supplies, blankets, tarps and water containers — plus a kitchen set, crank-powered combination lamp, radio and cellphone charger — in the aftermath of an international disaster.
- Support Military Families: Across the country, veterans rely on the Red Cross for support as they transition into civilian life. Your donation of $50 can help connect veterans and their families to critical community services, such as food, housing, mental health support and rehabilitation. Red Cross volunteers also support service members in military hospitals. A larger donation of $145 can provide hospital kits, filled with toiletries and other essentials, for 20 service men and women.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE If you’re healthy and feeling well, we also urge you to donate blood this holiday season. Your blood donation can make a lifesaving difference for a patient in need. Visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment today.