A Growing Global Need "On every battle field, a flag of mercy flies. Its white field bears a Red Cross-the universal symbol of human compassion. Under that flag, there are no enemies, no racial or religious animosities. There are only brothers.“ --President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968 Proclamation
A Growing Global Need (cont.) Recent environmental degradation, climate change and population growth was to blame for the increase in natural disasters. Communities worldwide living in areas of high risk are also the ones less able to bounce back from a disaster. The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people worldwide prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters. Our emergency disaster response programs provide relief and recovery assistance to millions of people annually.
186 Red Cross national societies and 97 million volunteers world wide ready to serve and assist.
International Help(cont.) Through the seven fundamental principles, we can achieve success worldwide. Your donation to the Red Cross will assist many programs: Disaster Response and Recovery Disaster Preparedness Disease Prevention Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law Training programs for volunteers Education
"I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross. I summon the men, women, and young people of our country, in every city and town and village, in every county and state throughout the land, to enlist in the army of mercy mobilized under the banner of the Red Cross and to contribute generously to the Red Cross War Fund.“ --President Franklin D. Roosevelt, first Presidential Proclamation, 1943 March is Red Cross Month
Raise awareness of the importance of the Red Cross Continue to help and respond to nearly 200 neighborhood emergencies every day! Perfect month to fundraise, donate, and even volunteer at your local Red Cross to continue tirelessly to provide public support. Why is it important?