WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2018 —As America honors the men and women who’ve served in the military this Veterans Day, the American Red Cross is also recognizing members of its Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Giving Program. Generous contributions from Ahold, the Home Depot Foundation and Reliance Steel & Aluminum support the Red Cross mission to provide comfort and care to members of the military and veteran communities.
“Members of the SAF Giving Program are among our most valued corporate and foundation partners,” said Koby Langley, senior vice president of Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. “We deeply appreciate their meaningful commitment that enables us to be there to help members of the military, veterans and their families at every stage of military life.”
Every day throughout the year, the Red Cross serves 2 million military personnel and veterans by providing 24/7 global emergency communication services and support in health care facilities across the country and around the globe. More than 14,000 volunteers and employees help military families cope with deployments and support returning combat veterans as they reintegrate into the community.
Last year alone, corporate investment in SAF resulted in:
To support Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces mission, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make a donation.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.