Support the Red Cross
Many people often ask why they should support the Red Cross so the Red Cross has put together a list:
1. In the event of a house fire, damaging storm, or other disaster, the American Red Cross Disaster Response Unit is there!
2. The Red Cross feeds emergency workers during a disaster. They know how important it is to keep the volunteers taken care of as well.
3. The Red Cross provides CPR and First Aid Training for individuals and businesses.
4. We support the American Red Cross because they provide blood and blood products to disaster victims.
5. The American Red Cross helps folks communicate. During a disaster, they receive thousands of inquiries from concerned family members outside disaster areas. Then, they connect folks in the disaster zone to available communication resources. In addition, the Red Cross provides a special emergency communication program for senior citizens or people with special needs. It’s called the Lifeline Personal Response Service.
6. Their assistance with communications doesn’t end there. The American Red Cross world-wide communication services help keep military personnel in touch with their families. Following the death or serious illness of a family member or other important events, like the birth of a child, the Red Cross keeps people connected.
7. The Red Cross works with the military aid societies. Together they provide financial assistance for emergency travel. They also provide assistance that can’t wait until the next business day. Sometimes it’s food, temporary lodging, or urgent medical needs. Sometimes, it’s help in the form of financial assistance to avoid eviction and utility shut off.
8. The American Red Cross offers confidential counseling services to all military personnel and their families.This includes all active duty service men and women as well as the members of the National Guard and Reserves and veterans!
9. The Red Cross offers Pet aid in the event of disasters. In addition, they also provide information on how to keep your pet safe during a disaster. But more than that, they provide education for pet owners, showing them how to prepare in advance.
10. The American Red Cross provides education, information, and training for Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for individuals and businesses.
For more information go to http://www.redcross.org/