‘Give Something That Means Something’ with American Red Cross on Giving Tuesday

During the holidays, bring comfort and hope to people in need

In a year when disasters upended the lives of thousands of people, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to Give Something that Means Something for families in need through its 2018 Holiday Giving Campaign.

“Every day, home fires and other everyday crises turn people’s lives upside down,” said Jill Palmer, executive director for Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter. “The Red Cross is able to assist in times of need because of the generosity of our donors and volunteers. This holiday season, please consider the families counting on your support.

#GIVING TUESDAY 

Beginning on Giving Tuesday—November 27 please #GiveWithMeaning at redcross.org/gift. 

Support people in need with a symbolic gift, which you can make in honor of the special people in your life:

GIVING HOPE EVERY DAY 

Every 8 minutes, someone affected by disaster is helped by donations to the Red Cross. The generosity of Red Cross donors helps provide people with necessities like shelter, food, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance.

The need is constant—and this year was no different. Nearly every day, local Red Cross volunteers our assisting families impacted by disasters. Home fires—the nation’s most frequent disaster—account for the vast majority of our responses.

In addition to helping families recover from these events, we also help save lives by installing free smoke alarms and helping residents create escape plans through our Home Fire Campaign. This campaign has reached more than 32,600 people throughout the South Florida Region since it began in 2014.

Because of the generous support of the community, in 2018, the South Florida Red Cross also:

“Your support can give hope and relief to disaster victims at home and around the world,” Palmer said.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters. They supply about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization. It depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebookor Twitter at @SFLRedCross.