American Red Cross
Aug 16, 2018 01:10PM
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Mission StatementThe American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
- Blood and platelet donors
- Financial support
Upcoming EventsHeroes in the Heartland March 7, 2019
BackgroundAmerican Red Cross, serving the Omaha Council Bluffs Metro area turns compassion into action through its strong network of volunteers, donors, and partners in times of need. They ensure that all members of the armed forces and their families find support and comfort when needed, and that in an emergency there are trained individuals nearby ready to use Red Cross skills to save lives. Red Cross also ensures that people have access to lifesaving blood and blood products.
Brag LinesAmerican Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the U.S. blood supply, making them the single largest supplier of blood in the nation.
Last year, Red Cross volunteers in the Omaha metro area responded to 160 disasters, mostly home fires, providing help, hope, and comfort to individuals and families affected.
Area Red Cross volunteers assisted with the devastating hurricane disasters of 2017, helping provide more food, relief supplies, and shelter stays than in all of the previous four years combined.
Pay it ForwardBecome a volunteer. Help us provide relief and hope to those affected by disasters. Go to the website and click on “Volunteer.”
Donate blood. Each blood donation can save up to three lives. To make an appointment visit the website and click on “Give Blood.”
Make a donation. An average of 91 cents of each dollar is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Go to the website and click on “Donate.” To make a $10 donation text REDCROSS to 90999.
American Red Cross
2912 S. 80th Ave. Omaha, NE 68124 402-343-7700 redcross.org
The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.