U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (March 25, 2019) — The American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands (ARCVI) asks everyone to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day—Wednesday, March 27.
“On Red Cross Giving Day, you can unite with thousands of people to help families during the first devastating hours of a disaster,” said John Duck, executive director of the ARCVI. “Your gift can provide hope and urgent relief, like food, shelter and other essentials for families who need it most. Join us for Red Cross Giving Day on March 27—at redcross.org/givingday.”
EVERY 8 MINUTES DONATIONS HELP FAMILIES Last year, Red Cross disaster workers—90 percent volunteers—helped millions of people during a second consecutive year of record wildfires, hurricanes, tragic shootings and other large crises—all while responding day and night to home fires in communities across the country.
#HELP1FAMILY ON MARCH 27 You can provide hope to families throughout the Virgin Islands by donating on Red Cross Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign to help 25,000 families affected by home fires or other disasters nationwide. Visit redcross.org/givingday to provide urgent relief, like food, shelter and other essentials, for families who need it most:
- Support a family in urgent need for one day: A gift of $88.50 can provide a family of three with a day’s worth of food, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus blankets and other essentials in the aftermath of a disaster.
- Supply warm meals: A donation of $60 can help provide six people with a nourishing meal that includes a main course, snacks and a drink to those impacted by disasters.
- Deliver cozy blankets: A gift of $30 can ensure that children and families stay warm and can get a good night’s sleep with six comforting blankets.
MARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH The Red Cross is grateful for generous support to help people in need on Giving Day and throughout the year. During March, we honor the volunteer heroes who fuel our lifesaving work every day—a tradition dating back more than 75 years, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed March as Red Cross Month to raise awareness for our humanitarian mission.
You can be a hero for families in need too by becoming a volunteer or learning lifesaving skills like first aid or CPR. Please visit redcross.org/USVI to learn more.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/USVI or visit us on Facebook at @RedCrossUSVI.