The American Red Cross is here to help when crisis strikes. Whether it is deploying to the site of a natural disaster, providing shelter to a family who has lost their home to a fire, supporting our troops and their families, or ensuring a stable and diverse blood supply is available where it is needed, we are there for those who need us most. But who is there when the helpers need help?
Our Findlay, Ohio office building recently needed a new roof. Our chapter offices serve not only as the headquarters for our full-time staff, they are also the base of operations for our local disaster response teams. We store our supplies for immediate emergency responses at our chapter offices, along with supplies for our volunteers and the lifesaving smoke alarms we install to make homes safer. Rooms are used to hold volunteer training sessions, and as a place to rest. Our chapter offices are literally the roof over our heads that allow us to help those who may no longer have one.
By raising $88,000 we will be able to recoup the cost for repairs and installation of the roof. Our friends at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have graciously given us $5,000 to launch this campaign!