Help the Red Cross on Giving Day


GREENVILLE— Today, March 28, the Red Cross is asking everyone to support people impacted by disasters and #help1family on Giving Day. Donations provide hope and urgent relief such as food, blankets and other essentials to people who need it most. Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross, helping people across the country in need of emergency assistance. Donate by visiting, or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.

Nearly every eight minutes, the Red Cross meets a family that may have lost everything to a home fire or other disaster somewhere across the country. Your support on Giving Day will help in those minutes, hours and days after a disaster. Financial donations are a promise of better days ahead for those in our community who have lost everything.

On average, each year the Red Cross:

• Responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country providing hope and comfort to people in need.

• Trains and provides information to nearly 5.9 million people in first aid, water safety and other skills that help save lives.

• Collects nearly 4.9 million units of blood from more than 2.8 million volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients at hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

• Provides nearly 391,000 support services to military members, veterans and their families.

• Helps more than 181 million people outside the U.S. through disaster management and disease prevention efforts.

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