News release from the American Red Cross:
Support Red Cross Giving Day “All in one day” on June 2nd
Inaugural campaign hopes to ensure help is available when needed most
(May 27, 2015) â€” Did you know that here in Northeast Indiana…
- The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana chapter assisted 230 families affected by house fires last year
- Our chapter’s Health and Safety instructors taught 14,466 people vital lifesaving skills making our neighborhoods safer places to live
- As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, our chapter has reached more than 115 homes and installed 62 smoke detectors
- More than 80,000 donors have given nearly 150,000 units of lifesaving blood through the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region
We couldn’t be there to help without the generous support of the community. That’s why the American Red Cross is kicking off its first “All in One Day” fundraising campaign on June 2, 2015. Red Cross Giving Day is a 24-hour national fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross in Northeast Indiana and in communities across the country each and every day.
The theme of Giving Day is “All In One Day” because the Red Cross is “all in” every day to help people get back on their feet. The Red Cross is asking everyone to make a donation online on Tuesday, June 2 to help ensure that help is available wherever and whenever people need it.
“We’re also recruiting volunteer social ambassadors to build the social media movement through actively sharing Giving Day information using the allin1day hashtag,” said Katherine Mac Aulay, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana. “For this campaign to be effective, we really need the public’s support.”
To take part in Giving Day and support the work of the American Red Cross, please visit https://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/giving-day.html. All in one day, working together, we can bring help and hope to people when they need it most.
“On June 2nd, we have 24 hours to turn compassion into action,” said Mac Aulay. “On this one day, please donate to the Red Cross so we can be there to help people in need.
Donations can now be placed at www.redross.org but will not be processed until June 2.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies 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 that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.