Making a Difference on #GivingTuesday

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Giving is an opportunity.  You get to give.

On this Giving Tuesday, our family of donors and supporters will have the opportunity to donate to the Red Cross enabling us to extend a helping hand and make a significant difference.   Get excited, and get ready to give something that will truly mean something. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, people from around the world—charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students— will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”

Generosity, love, and concern of our neighbors to make positive changes in our community has been a part of the Red Cross culture for years. No matter your sex, race, or creed, the Red Cross works to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.” Our mission is powered by “the mobilization of volunteers and the generosity of our donors.” Without volunteers or donors, the Red Cross cannot help those in need.

Last year, as part of Giving Tuesday, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate this day. Join us in changing the lives of people in need for the better! For every dollar donated to the American Red Cross, 91 cents are used to fulfill our humanitarian mission. Most recognize the Red Cross for our disaster relief efforts on a national level, but we also provide support to our neighbors. Last year, the American Red Cross responded to more than 52,000 home fires. By giving to the Red Cross, you are helping to make this important work possible.

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This year, grab your holiday to-do list, mark down Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 and get ready to give something that means something. We’re counting on you to join us on Giving Tuesday. Let’s make it a holiday season worth remembering.

Join us in the #GivingTuesday conversation on Facebook and Twitter and tell us how you plan to help the Red Cross change lives.

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