Why Support Red Cross Giving Day ~ #Help1Family


In 1979, the beautiful island I grew up on, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, experienced a severe volcanic eruption. It's been said that children don't remember much of what happens when they're young unless it was traumatic experience. That for me was indeed a traumatic experience. I was 3 years old at the time and can still vividly see in the back of my mind the volcanic ash falling down around me.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Red Cross. All opinions are 100% mine.


Although my family was fortunate enough to not lose anything, many lives and homes were lost. Since then there has been other natural disasters including tropical storms and hurricanes which has led to severe flooding with livestock, human lives and homes being lost as well over the years. However, whenever there's a disaster on my island, the Red Cross has always been there to lend a helping hand.

Many may not know this, but I was a part of the Red Cross chapter in my own country as a child, and while I've never had to call on the Red Cross for help during a disaster, I have also had my own personal experiences with them. When my father was terminally diagnosed six years ago, they were instrumental in getting through to me while I was in the army so that I could visit before he passed away. That's why whenever there's a chance for me to help out the Red Cross financially, I do so. When Oklahoma was ravaged by tornadoes I donated by simply sending a text, same with Hurricane Harvey.


March 28th is Giving Day and the American Red Cross' 24 hour fundraising event that is focused on driving financial donations to support disaster relief work.

Did you know that nearly every eight minutes, the American Red Cross meets a family that has lost everything to a home fire or other disaster—the roof over their heads, their clothes, their most cherished possessions? Disasters can happen at any time and it can happen to you. You're not immune.

But you can help during those first devastating hours!


On March 28,  you can unite with thousands of people just like on American Red Cross Giving Day to make a difference. If we each #Help1Family, just think of what we can do.

A single donation of just $88.50 can provide a family with a day’s worth of food, blankets and other essentials that a family needs after a disaster and it's all tax deductible.

However, you don't have to wait until Giving Day to help families in need, you can start donating today and your donation will appear in the total amount raised on the Red Cross' website on Giving Day, March 28, 2018.

Here are three ways your donations can make an impact and why you should support the Red Cross Giving Day.


1. You will be making a big impact on someone's life. Think about it? Your donation will be helping a family that is in urgent need. As mentioned above, your donation can provide a family with a day’s worth of food, plus blankets and other essentials.

2. Your gift can provide hope during those first devastating hours. When you donate on Giving Day, you not only make a difference, but you help the Red Cross help more families who have been impacted by a disaster.

3. With your charitable donation, you are there for millions of people who have been impacted by emergencies every year, and your donation can help them get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.


GIVE NOW! Your donations now will support Red Cross Giving Day which is raising money to help support families after disasters big and small.


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Annmarie John
17 Comments

17 comments:

  1. This is something I think everyone can get behind. The Red Cross does such important work for people in some of the worst moments of their lives.

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    1. Yes they really do. Whenever a disaster happens, they're usually the first on the scene to help. So it's definitely one cause we can all get behind.

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  2. Wow! I bet that was a very scary experience. Red Cross is amazing. I remember when my mother needed a blood transfusion, and I'm so grateful for those who have donated.

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    1. It wasn't as scary as it could have been, and since I was young, I didn't really realize what it all truly meant. I'm so glad to hear that they came through for you and your mom. They're the best!

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  3. I have nothing but love for the Red Cross. And I agree with you about remembering certain traumas from childhood. I bet that was one was really vivid. And it warms the heart how they helped you get to your father.

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    1. Oh you and me both! It's so true, for some reason I can remember things like that, although there really isn't much of my 3yr old life that I can remember past that. I would always have love for the Red Cross for being there when I needed them most with my dad.

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  4. The Red Cross is a time honored cause that has always been there for needy people during unexpected disasters. It is so great that you have gotten behind this cause.

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  5. It must have been difficult for you to grow up with those memories! Red Cross have helped so many people for so many years and its only fair we help them back.

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  6. Our city had massive flooding in February and the Red Cross did a lot to help the folks that were victims of those floods. I am glad to know they are there to lend a helping hand when one is in need. I'll be sure to get my donation into the site for Giving Day!

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  7. So important to support organizations like this! Love reading your story and how much the Red Cross does to help others!

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  8. This is a great campaign! Such an awesome way to help!

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  9. The Red Cross is such a wonderful charity to support. It must have been so traumatic for you as a child to witness the eruption, and I am so glad the Red Cross were able to get you to your father before he passed away.

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  10. The Red Cross are such an important charity and support such amazing causes. It's great that companies like this are there to help people through some of the worst moments in their lives

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  11. I could never argue the great work Red Cross does do for all and appreciate you sharing that and their latest initiative here with us, as well!

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  12. I cant imagine what it would be like to be in those siuations where you lose everything. The Red Cross do such incredible work x

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  13. Red Cross always have great initiative campaigns. Thanks for spreading the good info!

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  14. Giving back to the Red Cross in any capacity is wonderful because what we contribute makes a big difference. As a military member the American Red Cross is vital to us for emergencies, notifications, and thWY will reach us wherever we are in this world. So yes we all should give back in some ways.

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