Be a Hero For Red Cross Month
Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is charitable organization the relies on donations and volunteers to carry out their mission. Whether it is disaster relief, blood donations, military family support, or training and certification in CPR, lifeguarding, first aid and more, the Red Cross is committed to helping those who need it most. The American Red Cross is part of the Global Red Cross Network, the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries, according to redcross.org.
Every March is Red Cross Month, as first declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943. The American Red Cross celebrates by honoring the "everyday heroes" who support and carry out the mission of the Red Cross by donating, giving blood, taking a class or volunteering. To learn more about the American Red Cross, or about how you can get involved, visit redcross.org.