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How We Can Get Involved This American Red Cross Month

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Celebrate American Red Cross Month this March.

March is American Red Cross Month, an annual designation that recognizes and celebrates everything the American Red Cross does to help those who need it the most.  This month is also dedicated to thanking the everyday heroes who volunteer their time during disasters to help the Red Cross make a difference.  Through giving blood, making donations, and volunteering, each and every one of us can become a beacon of hope for someone in need.

In addition to donating and volunteering, we can also get involved by educating ourselves and those around us about what the American Red Cross does.  Here are some of the important things to know about this charitable service organization.

  • The American Red Cross is not a government agency. It depends on volunteers and donations to complete its mission.
  • About 90 cents of every dollar donated to the Red Cross goes towards offering care and comfort to those in need.
  • The Red Cross is part of the world’s largest volunteer network and operates in 187 countries.
  • The Red Cross works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide relief for families and communities in the form of meals, blood, shelter, medical supplies, treatment, and so on.
  • The Red Cross responds to more home fires than any other type of disaster.
  • The Red Cross trains millions in lifesaving skills every year. For instance, they offer CPR, babysitting, PALS, and AED training.
  • The Red Cross provides approximately 45% of the nation’s blood supply.
  • The Red Cross supports over 1,000 organizations across the U.S.
  • One blood donation can save up to three lives.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we spread awareness for the American Red Cross this March.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.   Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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