This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Red Cross. All opinions are 100% mine.
The American Red Cross was founded on May 21, 1881 and have been dedicated to serving those in need and they depend on contributions of time, blood and money from the American people. These generous contributions are what help the American Red Cross maintain lifesaving services and programs.
Today the American Red Cross has a presence is just about every community in the United States as well as around the world and March 28th is American Red Cross Giving Day!
Did you know the American Red Cross meets a family who have lost everything (the roof over their heads, cherished possessions, clothing, etc.) due to a home fire or other type of disaster? Can you imagine losing everything?
I have never personally been in this position, but I’ve had family and friends who have, and the American Red Cross was always there to do whatever they could. If you were to ask my aunt about the American Red Cross she would tell you what a wonderful organization, they are and encourage you to donate because she has been in that position and says she doesn’t know what she would have done without their help. About 5 years ago my neighbors house burned to the ground. Thankfully everyone made it out without injuries but they seriously lost everything from their family photos, to blankets, clothing, the roof over their head from one moment to the next. It’s a scary thought and they were devastated, didn’t know where to turn, what to do, or even how to feel. The Red Cross was there to help them imminently after the fire. The Red Cross was there to help almost immediately after the fire by helping my neighbors with a hotel until they were able to find a new home, helped with new clothing, food, some essential items and emotional support. It’s truly amazing what the Red Cross does for families when they are in need.
The American Red Cross has 2018 Giving Day goal which is to help 25,000 families and they need our help doing this. Needless to say, the American Red Cross receives donations from both my aunt and neighbors as often as they are able because they have both experienced the difference that the Red Cross makes during a disaster.
On March 28th thousands of people like you and I will unite to make a difference on American Red Cross Giving Day.
What exactly is Giving Day?
Giving Day is a day for communities to come together and help families who have been impacted by a home fire, other disaster, and who need Red Cross services to get back on their feet. Did you know that a gift of $88.50 can help the American Red Cross provide a family with a day’s worth of food, blankets and other essentials? Just think about the impact we could have if we all were to unite on March 28th to support the American Red Cross by donating. When you donate you are helping those in need with things such as food, essentials, shelter, and more. Plus, your donation to the American Red Cross is tax deductible. If you make your donation online, you’ll receive an email confirmation of your donation which will serve as your receipt and can be used for tax purposes. It’s scary to think of a disaster affecting your family like this but sadly it can happen and you could easily be in the position to need help from the Red Cross which is why I hope you’ll join us by showing your support to the American Red Cross on Giving Day by making a donation. Our communities need this wonderful organization to continue helping families after disasters both big and small and they need us to continue helping families in our communities. Show your support and GIVE NOW if you are able.
You can learn more about the American Red Cross Giving Day by visiting redcross.org/givingday.