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Utah Red Cross encourages people to donate on Giving Day

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The Utah Red Cross is encouraging people all over Utah to come out and donate on Red Cross Giving day. Rich Woodruff joined Emily Clark on Good Morning Utah to talk about the event. 

If you’d like to donate visit Red Cross Utah’s website and follow the link.

For more information we’ve included a press release about Giving day below:

“Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross meets a family affected by a home fire or other disaster,” said Heidi Ruster Utah/Nevada CEO. “Sadly, these crises can strip families of the roof over their heads, their clothes and their most cherished possessions. You can help in those first devastating hours by donating on Red Cross Giving Day-March 27-at redcross.org/givingday.”

EVERY 8 MINUTES DONATIONS HELP FAMILIES

Last year, Red Cross disaster workers-90 percent volunteers-helped millions of people during a second consecutive year of record wildfires, hurricanes, tragic shootings and other large crises-all while responding day and night to home fires in communities across the country.

#HELP1FAMILY ON MARCH 27

You can provide hope to people by donating on Red Cross Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign to help 25,000 families affected by home fires or other disasters nationwide. Visitredcross.org/givingday to provide urgent relief, like food, shelter and other essentials, for families who need it most:

  • Support a family in urgent need for one day: A gift of $88.50 can provide a family of three with a day’s worth of food, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus blankets and other essentials in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • Supply warm meals: A donation of $60 can help provide six people with a nourishing meal that includes a main course, snacks and a drink to those impacted by disasters.
  • Deliver cozy blankets: A gift of $30 can ensure that children and families stay warm and can get a good night’s sleep with six comforting blankets.

MARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH

The Red Cross is grateful for generous support to help people in need on Giving Day and throughout the year. During March, we honor the volunteer heroes who fuel our lifesaving work every day-a tradition dating back more than 75 years, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed March as Red Cross Month to raise awareness for our humanitarian mission.

You can be a hero for families in need too by becoming a volunteer, donating blood or learning lifesaving skills like first aid or CPR. 
 

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