The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Our community is full of everyday heroes who help others in need. They are our selfless Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring rescue to people facing life’s emergencies. During Red Cross Month, we thank them for their tremendous support.
March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents, including President Barack Obama, have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.
The Red Cross depends on local heroes to fulfill its mission. Red Cross responds to a community disaster every eight minutes, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world. It trains millions of people in first aid, CPR and other lifesaving skills. It even supports the vaccination of children around the globe against measles and rubella.
Your American Red Cross of the Mid-South volunteers provide assistance to an average of 3 families each day who lose their home to fire. Local Red Cross heroes stand ready to support countless military families when they need to get a loved one home during an emergency. Your Red Cross heroes teach life-saving skills to over 15,000 friends and neighbors in our community each year.
It’s easy to become a Red Cross community hero. Be ready for an emergency by creating a preparedness plan for your home. Test your smoke detectors and tell your neighbors to do the same. Better yet, sign up to be a Red Cross volunteer! Learn more at www.redcross.org/memphis or give us a call at 901.726.1690.