Featured Charity: American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:
- Disaster Relief The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.
- Supporting America’s Military Families The Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually.
- Lifesaving Blood Your donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.
- Health and Safety Services The Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard training. Each year, more than 9 million Americans participate in our training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to be prepared to help others in an emergency.
- International Services The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Working together, we help respond to disasters, build safer communities, and teach the rules of war. Each year, we reach an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.
At Giving Through Jewelry, 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyers choice. We realize that there are a lot of charities to choose from so we would like to highlight some of our favorites. April’s featured charity is American Red Cross. Check out our FACEBOOK page at the 5th of each month to see how much was donated or check out the Intro section of our Etsy page.
The Red Cross depends on public support to help people in need. You can help by giving blood or hosting a blood drive and so much more like simply sending a text.
We rely on the generosity of the American public to help people in need every day. Essentially, we rely on you.
With your generous financial support, the Red Cross provides people in crisis with relief for today and hope for tomorrow.
Giving Blood or Host a Blood Drive
Nearly 4 million people will donate blood this year, helping to make the Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S.
Taking, Teaching or Hosting a Class
More than 9 million people will learn lifesaving skills from the Red Cross each year. People come to us for emergency or disaster preparedness information while, others will learn that war is more complicated than a video game through international humanitarian law education.
More than 90 percent of our total work force is composed of volunteers. We rely on altruistic people like you to carry out our humanitarian work.
Getting Involved with a Group or Program
Solidarity and collaboration are essential for our success. By getting involved with the Red Cross, you play a vital role in fulfilling our mission.
With local action, you can have a global impact. The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network.
Be an Advocate
Help us to support the Red Cross cause using social media. Read and share stories with the thousands of people whose lives have intersected with the Red Cross.
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