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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Red Cross Month

March is red cross month. The red cross is a non - profit nationwide organization that has been around for 130 years. It is the American public that is what helps make the American Rod Cross what it is. Therefore the  many life saving services and programs depends on help from volunteers.

There are a several ways to donate to the red cross:

  • at you can donate a one time amount or set up a routine monthly amount of giving
  • donate a $10 amount by texting 90999
  • call and donate via credit card 1-800-733-2767
  • mail checks to the American Red Cross                                                             P.O. box 4002018                                                                                             Des Moines Iowa 50340-2018
The donated money goes to help take care of human lives via
  • Disaster relief victims that need to leave their homes are helped by the red cross. The red cross has helped to provide families with 290,000 overnight stays in a safe location in 2018 and provided more than 8.2 million meals and snacks. In addition blankets, bedding, batteries, pet food and other needed items were donated
  • victims of home fires are also helped. In fact this is a great demand as this is a more personal area where the Red Cross cares for victims. Food, cleaning supplies and other needed items to recover from the fire are donated. The Red Cross may also need to provide shelter to those who have no where else to stay.                                                                                                                The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps to enable staff and volunteers to install hundreds of thousands of smoke alarms in U.S. homes. 
  • The Red Cross also trains responders, many of which are volunteers. The Red Cross certifies trainees to volunteer with the Red Cross. Training in areas of First Aid and CPR are available in both online and classroom methods. 
  • American U.S. armed forces are helped by the Red Cross as well. When those in the military are deployed as well as during emergencies the Red Cross is there to help provide home comforts and services Whether its a boost by visit from Red Cross Dogs , emergency communication delivery from those serving in military to those back home or helping veterans when in need

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