President Joseph Biden has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month.
“Throughout our history, Americans have always stepped up for each other in moments of crisis,” the proclamation reads. “This spirit is woven into the fabric of our Nation, and for more than 140 years it has been exemplified by devoted employees, volunteers, and supporters of the American Red Cross. This month, we honor the American Red Cross and the selfless Americans who serve our communities in need across our country and around the world.”
Read entire proclamation here.
VOLUNTEERS ARE HEROES Last year, nearly 300,000 individuals volunteered their time to help people in need through the Red Cross. These community heroes comprise 90 percent of our workforce and make it possible to fulfill our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. Along with our generous financial and blood donors, community partners and people trained in vital health and safety skills, they provide hope every day.
How do people help through the Red Cross? They respond to more than 60,000 disasters each year, from home fires in their community to major crises across the country; give blood to help patients receive the critical care they need; teach lifesaving skills such as first aid and CPR; support members of the military and their families; help communities prepare for emergencies around the globe; and much more.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED Join our Red Cross Month celebration by getting involved with our mission. See all the ways that you can help at redcross.org/redcrossmonth.