Giving Tuesday: Red Cross LA Asks You To Give Something That Means Something
November 27, 2018
In a year when disasters upended the lives of thousands of people across the country- including right here in Southern California - the American Red Cross is asking everyone Give Something That Means Something to bring comfort and hope to those who need it most.
Beginning on Giving Tuesday—November 27—please #GiveWithMeaning to help the Red Cross support people in need.
Help the Red Cross support people in need
Give a symbolic gift in honor of the special people in your life. You can give online, by mail or phone—details are available at redcross.org/gift. Your gift is a tax-deductible donation to the American Red Cross. When you make your donation, you can use free holiday greeting cards with friends and family to share your gift in their honor.
Help disaster victims. Your gift of $250 can deliver hot meals for 25 people who need nourishment after a disaster. A donation of $100 can provide a family of two with a full day’s worth of emergency shelter with meals, snacks, blankets, a cot and hygiene supplies. Help provide warmth with a gift of $50, which can provide blankets for 10 people.
Help our veterans. A donation of $125 can help veterans transition back to civilian life by connecting them and their families to critical services such as food, housing, counseling and rehabilitation.
Help internationally. Your gift of $100 can help provide lifesaving vaccinations for 100 children who face an increased risk of measles and rubella around the world.
Volunteer to save lives this Saturday, Dec 1 in South LA
The Red Cross responds to 64,000 disasters every year, the vast majority of which are home fires. In 2017 alone, South LA had 101 structure fires. That's why we need your help to install 500 smoke alarms this Saturday and help save lives!
Join volunteers and community partners as we install FREE smoke alarms & provide home fire education to help prevent needless tragedites in South LA on Saturday, December 1 from 8:00 to 4:30.
Volunteers will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and a T-shirt.
Your blood type is urgently needed to help the Red Cross recover from a severe blood shortage.
The Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.
Over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations we collected during September and October than what hospitals needed.
The shortfall in donations is largely a result of fewer groups signing up to host blood drives over the last two months. Additionally, hurricanes Florence and Michael forced thousands of donations to go uncollected due to widespread blood drive cancellations, further depleting the blood supply.