The mission of the Red Cross is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers, and the generosity of donors.” Ninety percent of all Red Cross workers are volunteers.
Every March, the American Red Cross honors and celebrates the everyday heroes who help fulfill our humanitarian mission during Red Cross Month. This year in particular — nearly one year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic — is a time to recognize the humanitarian spirit that inspires compassionate people to step up to help when help can’t wait.American Red Cross, February 26, 2021
This organization teaches first aid and CPR classes for everyone, and has many opportunities for volunteers. I read on their website that they even have jobs for virtual volunteers. You can also refresh your first aid and CPR skills online.
Most importantly, it provides help in emergency situations, like home fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and even in this pandemic. This Wednesday is Red Cross Giving Day. If you or your loved ones can help out, consider a donation to them on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Other Actions To Support The Red Cross
- If you’ve never taken a first aid course consider signing up for one.
- If you or a loved one is able, consider donating blood. Blood is always needed.
- Check out the volunteer needs on their website.
- Keep an eye out for your neighbors. Communities are stronger when we look out for each other.
This organization is active in many places around the globe. Support your local one so it’s prepared for disasters in your area, because when disasters happen “Help Can’t Wait”. I hope this post inspires you and, your family members to support your local organization. If you don’t have a first aid guide at home, this one is available at Bookshop.org: First Aid For The Beginner for only $7.99. (This is an affiliate link.)
Finally, if you want to be better prepared for disaster’s check out this post on Emergency Preparation: Tips You Need To Know. Till next time, stay safe. Kathy
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