February 2017 – American Red Cross Blood Drive
During the month of February, we are encouraging our staff members and clients to support the American Red Cross by donating blood. The American Red Cross is one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations. They depend on the public to provide contributions of time, blood, and money to support lifesaving services and programs. Become a hero today by donating blood.
The Red Cross Mission Statement reads as follows: “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.” And the Vision of the Red Cross is to, “…turn compassion into action so that…all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter, and hope; …our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; …everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; …all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and…in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby , ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.”
Blood donations are essential to the success of the American Red Cross, and you never know if you are going to be on the receiving end of these life-saving donations. “The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.” ™ For more information about this organization or to sign up for a donation, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit their website at www.redcrossblood.org.