Tuesday, March 28, 2017

American Red Cross Month


March is American Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross helps with disaster relief, wildfire relief, home fires and much much more. Their Mission Statement is: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors  (Mission & Values, 2017).

Their Vision Statement reads (Mission & Values, 2017):

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
The American Red Cross is a very important resource in my opinion. It is very very helpful and everyone is so nice and caring. In 2016 they responded to 16 large disasters around the country and thousands of smaller disasters.Other 2016 numbers are (Where Your Money Goes, 2017): 
  • Meals and snacks provided: More than 4.1 million
  • Relief items provided: More than 2.1 Million
  • Lives saved:197
  • Smokes alarms installed: 702,060
  • Assisted people affected by crises in 26 countries: 4.6 Million
Have you ever donated blood to the American Red Cross? If you want to learn/read more about The American Red Cross, click here.


Mission & Values. (2017). Retrieved March 27, 2017, from http://www.redcross.org/about-us/who-we-are/mission-and-values

Where Your Money Goes. (2017). Retrieved March 27, 2017, from http://www.redcross.org/donations/your-donation-impacts-lives/where-your-money-goes

<3 Amanda 

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