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Valentine’s Day: Love Notes From the Red Cross

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we wanted to share how much you mean to us – and encourage you to pass the love along! Nothing says I love you forever like a lifesaving training class.  Does your loved one check their smoke alarms monthly? It’s all about #2Steps2Minutes. We always knew you were special! Make a […]

#GiveWithMeaning: 10 Days of Giving Back

We’ll be updating this blog post for the next 10 days leading up to Giving Tuesday. Follow Red Cross on Facebook and Twitter, as well as this post here! DAY 1 — Providing Emergency Messages to Service Members Being separated from family is difficult, especially in times of an emergency. We help deliver urgent messages to service […]

Giving Thanks to Volunteers

It’s been another busy year across the country and around the world for American Red Cross volunteers as they have answered the call to the help those in need time and time again. Whether providing disaster relief, serving military families, helping at blood drives, providing lifesaving training, or helping communities get disaster prepared, it is […]

Where It’s Needed Most: Help for Home Fires in 2014

You know we’re approaching the end of the year when you spend the better part of the week watching year-in-review videos from our favorite social networks (what? Just me?). Not one to be left out, the Red Cross released the annual year-end summary of stats and impact. Take a gander at the nifty visuals (and […]

Holiday Quiz! Cooking and Decorating Fire Safety

‘Tis the season for stuffing your face with cookies and outdoing your neighbor’s holiday light show. (Or something like that.) While merriment and holiday fun is encouraged, do you know how to stay safe? Take the quiz, and then use the questions as small talk at your next holiday party. You’ll thank us later. Powered […]

Holiday Sweater Alternatives: Symbolic Gift Ideas

Looking for some fresh new giving ideas? Only finding weird Christmas sweaters left in the stores?  Whatever the case, the American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog has you covered:   Give blankets to children and families standing in the cold after their home is destroyed by fire. (Note: Blankets will be delivered in a normal, square […]

No Tricks, Lots of Treats: Halloween Safety

Ah, Halloween. The time of the year to let your creativity and pop culture aptitude shine. In fact, our favorite unofficial mascot, Clarence Barton, went all in this year: Millions of us will take to the streets (er, sidewalks. Safety first!) to collect oodles of delicious treats. And most of us know some basic tips, […]

Memorial Day Post: Grampa’s House

I always loved going to my Grampa’s house. When I was a baby, Grampa would relieve my mom by walking me to his house every day, just the two of us. I thought it was hysterical to throw my hat as far as I could, and he loved holding on to a stroller with his […]

Red Cross Military Family Reconnection Workshops

Valentine’s Day is coming, and it gives us the gift of a unique opportunity to appreciate our loved ones. This time is especially meaningful for the millions of military couples in our country who face the hardships, fears and stress associated with deployment, frequent moves, communication blackouts, mental health issues, and reintegration. Many service members […]

Shop with Meaning to Give with Meaning

“Give with Meaning” is kind of our holiday motto around this place. Gifts that have personal meaning or community impact are the favorite kinds of gifts we like to give and receive. A few years ago, I got everyone in my family a gift from our Holiday Catalog – with each gift, I explained how […]