More than 67,000 – that’s just the number of disasters that The American Red Cross responds to annually. Their 30,000 employees and 500,000 volunteers handle much more than just blood drives.
As the U.S. continues to experience the dramatic after effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, so many communities are left damaged in the wake of these storms. And with the Red Cross in the midst of this enormous humanitarian relief effort, we wanted to shine a light on their efforts. Impact 4 Good is proud to work with the American Red Cross as one of our beneficiaries for client give back events.
In the US alone, The American Red Cross has more than 650 chapters and 36 blood service regions. Their volunteers, and employees annually mobilize relief to people affected by more than 67,000 disasters, train almost 12 million people in medical skills and exchange more than a million emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their family members. And they are the largest supplier of blood and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide.
When you break it down, the Red Cross provides comprehensive support across our nation and across the globe:
- 1 in 25 people around the world is helped by the Red Cross and Red Crescent each year
- Over 17 million volunteers worldwide
- Nearly 200 countries with a Red Cross or Red Crescent society
- Nearly 185 Million people benefitting from American Red Cross International Assistance
- More than 9,000 families separated by crisis reconnected internationally with support of the American Red Cross
- 126,666 military families served in 2017, and more than 1 million since 9/11
From disaster relief (shelters, food and emergency response), to Health and Safety Certification and Training (First Aid/CPR) to Military Family Support here and abroad, to International Services, and Humanitarian Aid, the Red Cross is a vital tool in each community that helps us when we need them the most!
You can donate online and help with the hurricane relief efforts at www.redcross.org. You can also give back to the local chapter of the American Red cross at your next corporate event or meeting via one of Impact 4 Good’s group teambuilding or CSR activities, with an activity such as packing needed hygiene kits or after flood cleanup kits for areas hardest hit by recent disasters.
Visit our website for more information at www.Impact4Good.com, or call us at 301-214-1472.