A Growing Global Need<br />"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.“<br /> --President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968 Proclamation<br />
A Growing Global Need (cont.)<br />Recent environmental degradation, climate change and population growth was to blame for the increase in natural disasters.<br />Communities worldwide living in areas of high risk are also the ones less able to bounce back from a disaster. <br />The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people worldwide prevent, prepare <br />for and respond to disasters. Our emergency disaster response programs <br />provide relief and recovery assistance to millions of people annually. <br />
Emergency messages delivered to a member of the Armed Forces from their family.
The generosity of our donors allow the American Red Cross to put the compassion of all volunteers into action during times of crisis.</li></li></ul><li>Domestic Help<br />In the United States, the American Red Cross responds to more than 70,000 disasters.<br />Tornadoes<br />Fires<br />Transportation accidents<br />Floods<br />And many others<br /><ul><li>When a disaster strikes, the Red Cross assists in giving out food, housing, and all sorts of health services.
The goal is to provide basic human needs for individuals to resume to their normal life.</li></li></ul><li>International Help<br /><ul><li>The American Red Cross helps deprived communities worldwide to:
186 Red Cross national societies and 97 million volunteers world wide ready to serve and assist. </li></li></ul><li>International Help(cont.)<br />Through the seven fundamental principles, we can achieve success worldwide.<br />Your donation to the Red Cross will assist many programs:<br />Disaster Response and Recovery<br />Disaster Preparedness<br />Disease Prevention<br />Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law<br />Training programs for volunteers<br />Education<br />
Significant Progress<br /><ul><li>We raised $2.2 billion that allowed the Red Cross to assist millions of people around the Gulf Coast affected by the storms.
Donations turned into financial assistance for victims to purchase clothing, diapers, and food.
Money also goes to people to repair their homes and get back to work.
Schools and local businesses are rebuilt.</li></li></ul><li> "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.“<br /> --President Franklin D. Roosevelt, first Presidential Proclamation, 1943<br />March is Red Cross Month<br />
Raise awareness of the importance of the Red Cross<br />Continue to help and respond to nearly 200 neighborhood emergencies every day!<br />Perfect month to fundraise, donate, and even volunteer at your local Red Cross to continue tirelessly to provide public support.<br />Why is it important?<br />
How to help<br /><ul><li>Please call 1-800-RED CROSS