DAY 5 — Giving Thanks to Volunteers
It’s been another busy year across the country and around the world for American Red Cross volunteers as they have answered the call to help those in need time and again. Whether providing disaster relief, serving military families, helping at blood drives, providing lifesaving training, or helping communities get disaster prepared, it is the heart and selflessness of volunteers that make it happen and get the work done!
Read a few stories of our volunteers near and far.
DAY 6 — Safe Travels This Thanksgiving
Millions of people will be traveling to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re making a quick trip to the mall for holiday shopping or traveling across state lines to share a meal with family, the Red Cross has a list of easy travel tips to help keep you safe: http://rdcrss.org/travelsafe
DAY 7 — Rallying Communities Around Fire Safety
In communities across the country, the Red Cross is spreading the word on fire safety by installing smoke alarms, and helping families create their home escape plans. Learn more about our Home Fire Campaign here: http://www.redcross.org/home-fire
The holidays are a time for families to come together for old traditions, favorite recipes and comfort food. There’s a big act of service in preparing a holiday meal. Serving a favorite meal to someone else shows them how much you care.
There’s also a big act of service in donating blood or platelets. Along with our celebrity chef partners, we would like to say thank you. When you come to donate at a Red Cross blood drive from Nov. 25 to Nov. 29, you’ll receive recipes, courtesy of John Besh, Richard Blais, Rocco DiSpirito, Mike Isabella, Ellie Krieger and Ali Larter, along with a limited-edition holiday serving spoon (while supplies last). Your donation and gift of time means so much to so many this holiday season. Book your appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting http://rcblood.org/thanksgiving or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
When 19-year-old Anson Lemmer went on a routine pizza delivery run, his Red Cross babysitter training was far from his mind. But that delivery turned into a chance for Anson to save a stranger’s life using the CPR skills he learned from the Red Cross. His unforgettable quote – “I left a pizza boy and returned a pizza man” leaves us applauding, and wondering: Who is the next Anson? You could end up saving the life of someone you love dearly – or the life of a total stranger. Find Red Cross courses available in your area.
DAY 10 — Join us in Celebration
Welcome! We’re glad you’re here. In the spirit of #GiveWithMeaning, we’re counting down the stories that inspired us, humbled us and make us proud to be Red Crossers. Watch this special video to learn more about the 10 Days of Giving Back.