March is American Red Cross Month
When disasters strike anywhere in the nation, you can almost always count on the fact volunteers from the American Red Cross will mobilize there to help with recovery.
The United States honors the organization every year when the President declares March National Red Cross Month.
The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 and is a charitable organization that relies on donations and volunteers to carry out their mission.
Red Cross volunteers travel near and far to help people who’ve been affected by natural disasters like fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes.
The organization is also well known for other work like collecting blood donations, offering military families support and training for certifications in fields like CPR, lifeguarding and first aid.
The American Red Cross is part of the Global Red Cross Network, which is the world’s largest volunteer network. There are Red Cross organizations in 187 individual countries.
This month, we honor those Red Cross volunteers who help carry out the organization’s mission. They are “everyday heroes,” who are making the world a better place.
For more information on the Red Cross and how you can get involved, you can visit redcross.org.