Get Involved for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

To honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American Red Cross is calling for people across the country to volunteer their time & talents to help others in need. The Red Cross offers multiple ways to get involved right here in North Texas through volunteerism, giving blood and financial donations.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a heroic man who understood the importance of helping others. He understood the value of a human life and fought to ensure all people were treated with dignity and respect. The Red Cross echoes these passions through impartiality and neutrality, and remains committed to helping anyone in need.

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Get involved. There are multiple ways to get involved! Red Cross volunteers help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small. Whether helping teach children disaster safety through our Pillowcase Project, installing free smoke alarms through Sound the Alarm, providing support for military members and their families through Service to the Armed Forces, responding to families affected by disasters or many other ways; these incredible volunteers are making a difference in NTX. You can be part of this amazing team, sign-up at

Help save lives. Saving lives is actually easier than you may think. Approximately every two seconds, a patient in the US needs a blood transfusion. A single blood donation can save up to three lives. However, it is the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives, which is why it is so important to donate and donate often. The need for blood is constant and healthy blood donor can donate every 56 days. Think of how many lives you could save. Sign-up at

Support the mission. If you are limited on time and unable to give blood, you can still help by supporting those who can. Ask someone to give blood on your behalf or provide a financial donation that can support the mission of the Red Cross in all areas. It is the generosity of donors like you that make it possible for the Red Cross to serve those in need in NTX, across the country and around the world. Support the mission at

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