March is Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month and we are celebrating community heroes across North Texas who do their part to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Whether donating blood, learning a lifesaving skill, helping a family devastated by a home fire, or actively participating in many other ways, these humanitarians show exactly what it means to be an everyday hero!

In 1943,President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the first Presidential Proclamation ofMarch as Red Cross Month stating, “I request that during the month (March) our peoplerededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.”Since then, each year, the president of the United States has continued thistradition of proclaiming March as Red Cross Month.

Join us isthanking these incredible heroes and make your own heroic mark on Texas by givingblood, taking a Red Cross First Aid and CPR course, volunteering or financiallydonating to #help1family!

GIVE BLOOD

Giving bloodis one of the easiest ways to make an immediate impact in the community. As anational blood system, the Red Cross has the unique responsibility to helpensure hospital patients throughout the United States have blood when they needit. Your blood could be helping someone down the street or across the country.The Red Cross supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood supply with the goal toget the right blood to the right patient at the right time!

For about anhour of your time, your single blood donation can save up to three lives! Besomeone’s hero and schedule your appointment today at redcrossblood.org.

TAKE A CLASS

Every day peoplesuffer from emergencies that require CPR or First-Aid care. You may be the onlyperson around to help save someone’s life!

The RedCross trains and provides information to nearly 5.9 million people in firstaid, CPR, water safety, and other skills that help save lives each year. Coursesare offered in a variety of formats including online, in-person and a hybrid ofboth.

Sign-up totake a class at redcross.org/takeaclass.

VOLUNTEER

Last year, Red Cross volunteers helped millionsof people reeling from a second consecutive year of record wildfires,hurricanes, tragic shootings and other large disasters across the country. TheNorth Texas Region deployed more than 200 workers to disaster responses outsidethe region, while more than 2,700 volunteers continued to give their time andheart to support the Red Cross mission at home.

Nationally, the Red Cross responds to nearly62,000 disaster each year, the majority of these disasters are home fires. RedCross volunteers provide hope, comfort, compassion, and resources to assist familiesthrough these tragedies. Whether helping to find shelter, refill lostprescriptions, providing food and water, or connecting families with additionalcommunity resources, the Red Cross is there every step of the way.

Join us in becoming a community hero! Nomatter your interest or time commitments, we can help you find the perfect fit.Learn more at redcross.org/volunteer.

DONATE

The AmericanRed Cross is powered by our incredible volunteers and the generosity of ourdonors. We are able to help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the faceof emergencies because of their continuous support.

On March 27,join us in celebration of Red Cross Giving Day and #help1family! Giving Day isa 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross, andhelping people across the country in need of emergency assistance. Your giftcan provide hope and urgent relief, including food, blankets, shelter and otheressentials for families who need it most!

To learn more and donate visit redcross.org/givingday.

However you choose to celebrate Red Cross Month, remember your small act of kindness can make a world of difference to someone in need!

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