Monday, February 16, 2009

February Charity - American Red Cross

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day and are enjoying President's Day. This month's $20 donation is made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. This Fund enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster.



The American Red Cross' Disaster Relief Fund was depleted as a result of an active year of disasters last year. Donation to the Fund allows the Red Cross to mobilize volunteers who provide food, shelter and counseling to people who need it, whenever and wherever disasters occur.

As a Southern California resident, I have witnessed how the Red Cross volunteers tirelessly provide the basic necessities for those devastated by earthquakes and wild fires. The aftermath of such large scale disasters without the help and assistance of the Red Cross is unimaginable. It would be all too easy for our society to fall into chaos and anarchy without the volunteers of the Red Cross in our most urgent time of need.

Please also know that you can also help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.


The American Red Cross will honor the donor's intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster (such as the Australian Victorian Bushfire of 2009), you can do so at the time of your donation by mailing your donation with the designation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or to your local American Red Cross chapter. Donations to the International Response Fund can be made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.

5 comments:

Miss M said...

I try to donate to the red cross every year, never know when you'll be the one in need of aid.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-How very good of you and such a worthy cause. Coincidently, my thrifted goodies on Saturday and a belt I went back for today, were from the British Red Cross charity shop-a total spent of £11.48 to a great cause.

Anonymous said...

As someone who works at a Red Cross chapter - Thank You!

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

I also support the Red Cross. Great charity.

MoneyMateKate said...

I support them by taking their CPR and First Aid classes regularly. Not sure if that counts because I'm getting something for my money, but a day's training costs $100 and the classes are packed (20-25 people), so you know they're making a profit to support their work. Win-win!

Which reminds me, time to renew my CPR cert...