World Red Cross Day, May 8

image The month of May has all kind of notable dates. Along with being National Scrapbooking Month, National Strawberry Month, and National Family Month, this day in May is significant for the Red Cross. Volunteers with the American Red Cross join today with 165 other national societies to commemorate World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day.

DAT1 I live in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Our local Red Cross office serves the county of Gwinnett, and volunteers like me have had a busy month meeting the needs of residents following the floods and tree damage with our recent storms, on top of the devastation of our normal incidence of home fires.

Did you know that some of your neighbors – wherever you live in the world – are on call day and night to assist victims of disaster? Right in your own community, Red Cross volunteers offer recovery counseling as well as seeing to the immediate needs of food, shelter, medication and clothing.

Read about a Gwinnett family who is grateful for the assistance they received after a home fire here. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances are often surprised to learn that the American Red Cross receives no government funding…the aid offered is a gift from ordinary people like you and me.

You can help these volunteers continue to minister to your friends and neighbors by making a donation – no matter what size – today. Click here to make a secure donation right now.

imageIf you'd like to learn more about the international efforts of the Red Cross, click here to read about how one Burundian refugee reconnected with family with Red Cross assistance.

It's a story of family, love and hope.

Please consider extending hope to people right here in our own country. Make your tax-deductible donation today.

KathleenNewSig2

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