“Our hearts go out to the families, friends and loved ones of those who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. As we near the one-year anniversary of this global pandemic, and as we mark the tragic loss of more than 500,000 lives in the U.S., we share in this collective heartbreak, and recommit to our tireless endeavors to deliver our humanitarian mission to alleviate suffering for those in need.
Even in our grief, we must take care of one another. To battle this pandemic and protect vulnerable members of our communities, it’s important we continue to adhere to safety measures to prevent further spread of this deadly virus: wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, wash your hands, and get a COVID-19 vaccine when able.
Together, we can turn from indifference and despair toward healing and hope. In this dark moment, we remember those we have lost, we care for those in our communities and we look to a brighter tomorrow for our nation.”
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.