Giving back is a concept I’ve always tried to instill in my children. We’re lucky enough to have a good life. We’re doubly lucky that we’ve never had to live through any sort of natural disaster. We are blessed, and I’ve always tried to teach my kids that those who are blessed with a life of relatively small problems should do what they can to help those who aren’t so lucky. We donate to food pantries, local shelters, and we donate time when we can. That’s why I’m excited to talk about American Red Cross’ Giving Day fundraising event
Giving Back Through an Organization that Gives So Much
American Red Cross has been around for 136 years, giving food, shelter, supplies, and whatever else they can to victims of natural disasters and other tragedies. Their mission is to help those who are affected by times of crisis, great and small. There’s no end to the number of families and individuals that American Red Cross has helped through tragic events over the 136 years, and one way of giving back is to give to their organization to support the good work they do.
August 29, 2017. La Grange, Texas. Red Cross volunteer assess flood damage in La Grange, Texas. Photo by Chuck Haupt for the American Red Cross
Did you know that about every eight minutes, American Red Cross meets a family that has lost everything due to fires or other natural disasters? That’s 180 families a day. With so many families in need out there, it’s nice to know that these guys are there on the front lines, offering help however they can to help these families get back on their feet.
October 18, 2017. Coddingtown Mobile Estates, Santa Rosa, California. Christopher brings lunch, that he received from Red Cross volunteer Diane, to his family in Coddingtown Estates. Photo by Marko Kokic for the American Red Cross[/caption]
During Giving Day, your donation of $88.50 helps American Red Cross provide relief to families affected by tragedy with a day’s worth of food, blankets, and other essentials they need to start getting their lives back. Through these essentials, American Red Cross also gives these families something else they desperately need during their time of crisis – hope.
Join Me in Giving Back for Giving Day
I’ve always taught my kids that giving back is the most important thing we can do in our lives, and I’m putting my money where my mouth is again. This Giving Day, I’ll be donating $88.50 to American Red Cross, and I’ll be including my kids in the process. It will be an excellent learning experience for them, teaching them that when we see something we can do to help, we do it. Please join me in giving back this coming Giving Day, and help American Red Cross continue to provide help to families who need it so much. Visit redcross.org/givingdayto learn more.