by Krystal Smith, staff contributor, American Red Cross North Texas Region
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies and is only made possible through the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Since 2017, Gehan Homes has partnered with the Red Cross to support communities affected by disasters big and small. As a Silver Ready 365 Giving Circle Partner, Gehan Homes helps ensure the Red Cross is able to provide assistance to people in their darkest hours.
When COVID-19 struck the world and many retreated with the uncertainty, Gehan Homes once again showed their commitment to local communities by donating $50,000 to the Red Cross. Through their donation, they demonstrated their awareness that emergencies don’t stop, even during a pandemic, and neither do the needs of our community nor the work of the American Red Cross.
“Year after year, Gehan Homes steps up to support communities through the American Red Cross,” said Keith Rhodes, CEO, American Red Cross North Texas Region. “Responding to disasters takes a community approach and we are incredibly grateful for generous donors, like Gehan Homes, who make it possible for the Red Cross to bring relief, recovery and hope when people need it most.”
Through the support of community partners and donors, like Gehan Homes, the American Red Cross North Texas Region responded to more than 1,700 disasters during fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). Through these efforts, nearly 8,000 people were assisted with immediate needs including emergency lodging, financial assistance, health and mental health support, recovery planning and more.
The American Red Cross is thankful for the support of Gehan Homes and is proud to partner with them to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Join Gehan Homes in support of the American Red Cross by providing a gift online.
About Gehan Homes
Gehan Homes is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has been building beautiful new homes at an exceptional value for over 25 years. The builder is known for its award-winning designs, quality craftsmanship and competitive pricing. Gehan Homes is the 10th largest private homebuilder and the 26th largest homebuilder in the US and has offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas, as well as Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit gehanhomes.com.