As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, families are coping with one of the busiest disaster years — which includes back-to-back hurricanes and record-breaking wildfires. Altogether, these and other extreme weather events total the greatest number of billion-dollar disasters to strike our country in a single year.
Families are overwhelmed. Yet through it all, more people are stepping up to help those in need. It’s a true testament to the humanitarian spirit of people across North Texas and our country.
Representing more than 90% of our workforce, volunteers are the backbone of our lifesaving mission. This year, these volunteers filled mission-critical positions, such as shelter and health workers addressing urgent disaster needs, as well as blood donor ambassadors and transportation specialists helping to provide cancer patients, trauma victims and others with lifesaving blood.
People are also helping to save lives. When tens of thousands of blood drives were canceled as the pandemic forced schools and businesses to close, people rolled up their sleeves — more than a half-million of them giving for the first time!
The American Red Cross is powered by the dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. To help meet critical needs, individuals, foundations, corporations and more stepped-up to help meet the financial needs of fulfilling the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. Through these generous contributions, the American Red Cross is able to continue providing comfort, care and hope to people when they need it most.
Special thank to the following partners who helped meet critical needs this year:
Adeline and George McQueen Foundation
The Priddy Foundation
Ben and Maytee Fisch Foundation
David and Mona Munson
Anthony L. Peterson
Fannie and Stephen Kahn Charitable Foundation
Janie & Willis Rector
Jeff G. Reid
Larry Lightner Sams Foundation, Inc.
Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation
Charles D Robertson Charitable Fund
DuBose Family Foundation
Fay & Kenneth Moraif
Keeley & Keith Hennington
Louella & Nicholas Martin
PCPMG Consulting, LLC
Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation
Anne Marie Bratton
Barbara and Mason Brown
Christopher and Rita Wilsey Fund
H. Walker Royall
J.L. Williams Foundation
JR Beadel Central Texas Foundation
Ken W. Davis Foundation
Lisa & Bob Hampton
Susan & Woodrow Gandy
Theodore & Beulah Beasley Foundation
William and Mitzi Davis