To be prepared for disasters large and small, and to help better prepare the country for emergencies, the Red Cross depends on annual donations from generous donors. ADGP and Disaster Responder members, along with their employees and clients, commit to making financial and in-kind donations throughout the year before disasters to ensure the organization has the necessary resources. to quickly assist disaster survivors and prepare people and communities for future crises.
The Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters across the country each year, bringing comfort and hope during what may be the worst days in people’s lives. Major disasters such as hurricanes, floods and forest fires are increasing in frequency and intensity, causing more and more people to be displaced, vulnerable and in need of assistance. In 2020, in addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the Red Cross carried out an average of three major disaster responses per month in the United States, triple the number of just six years ago. And so far in 2021, the Red Cross has seen an increase of almost 33% in the number of reported large-scale disasters compared to the same period in 2020.
Since August alone, the Red Cross has responded to a series of crises across the country – from Hurricane Ida which left a path of destruction on the Gulf Coast in the northeast, to wildfires massifs across the west that continue to burn acre after acre, to devastating flooding in Tennessee and other parts of the East. The contributions in place of members of ADGP and Disaster Responder have provided the Red Cross with trained volunteers, innovative technology and essential resources to respond immediately with help for tens of thousands people, whether it’s a safe place to sleep, a hot meal, relief supplies. , emotional support or resources to help with recovery.
In what is becoming a chronic disaster environment, donations from ADGP members and disaster responders that fuel Red Cross preparedness and build response capacity are more important than ever.
âLast year millions of people across the country were affected by a relentless wave of devastating disasters – made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic,â said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. âAs the pandemic continues and we enter the peak of the hurricane and wildfire seasons, we are incredibly grateful to these forward-thinking donors who support our mission-critical services to help alleviate human suffering in the face of to emergencies. ”
Although large disasters tend to attract national attention, the vast majority of disasters in which the Red Cross responds are household fires. Donations from ADGP and Disaster Responder members also ensure disaster workers can help families meet basic needs after house fires, providing emergency shelter, financial assistance and a emotional support.
The Red Cross is also at work across the country every day to help people prepare for disasters like house fires and other emergencies. Being prepared allows individuals and communities to be more resilient and to bounce back from a disaster. Members of ADGP and Disaster Responder are also fueling these critical preparedness efforts, which include our home fire campaign and signature. Sound the alarm activities that have saved at least 937 lives across the country since their launch in October 2014.
Just as the Red Cross prepares for disasters, it is also important that people prepare. Emergencies are more common than you might think, and disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. National Preparedness Month is a great time for people to prepare ahead by taking three simple steps: 1) Get a kit. 2) Make a plan. 3) Be informed. Individuals can download the free Red Cross Emergency App, or text GETEMERGENCY to 90999, to get preparedness information and vital weather alerts in the palm of their hand.
The American Red Cross thanks these program members for their generous contributions.
Current members of the Red Cross $ 1 million The Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) is: Amazon; American airlines; Anheuser-Busch Foundation; Hymn Foundation; Bank of America; Caterpillar Foundation; Wholesale Costco; Delta Airlines; Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation; FedEx; The Home Depot Foundation; Latter-day Saints charities; Lilly Endowment Inc .; Microsoft Corp. ; National Foundation; the Starbucks Foundation; State farm; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Truist Foundation; Global VSP; Walmart and the Walmart Foundation; and Wells Fargo.
Current members of the Red Cross $ 500,000 The Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) is: Altria Group; Aon; a capital letter; Citi Foundation; The Clorox Company; Delta Community Dental Care Foundation; Edison International; Energy transfer / Sunoco Foundation; Ford Motor Company Fund; Fox Corporation; General Motors; Health HCA; International paper; The JM Smucker Company; Johnson Controls Foundation; the Kroger Co. Foundation; LHC Group; Lockheed Martin Company; Lowe’s Companies, Inc .; MasterCard; Merck Foundation; MondelÄz International Foundation; New Balance Foundation; Pay Pal; PepsiCo Foundation; PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc .; Selling power ; Southeastern Grocers Gives Foundation & Southeastern Grocers, home of Fresco y MÃ¡s, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie; Stanley Black & Decker; Target; TJX Companies, Inc .; Toyota; United Airlines; UPS; The USAA Foundation, Inc .; Visa Foundation; The Walt Disney Company; and the Wawa Foundation.
Current members of the Red Cross $ 250,000 The disaster response program is: 7-Eleven Cares Foundation; Adobe; Alliance data; American Express; Ameriprise Financial, Inc .; Assuring; AT&T; AvalonBay Communities, Inc .; Avangrid Foundation; The Ball Foundation; Barclays; The 5 major sporting goods; CarMax; Choice Hotels International; Cisco Foundation; CNA insurance; The Coca-Cola Company; CSX; Darden Foundation; The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation; Discover; General dollar; Duke Energy; Fair; FirstEnergy Foundation; Grainger; Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC; Hewlett Packard Corporate Foundation; HP Foundation; Humble Bundle; Kaiser Permanente; Kimberly-Clark Foundation; the Kraft Heinz Corporate Foundation; Lenovo Foundation; Mutual Freedom of Insurance; Marathon Petroleum Foundation, Inc .; McKesson; Neiman Marcus Group; NextEra Energy, Inc .; Northrop Grumman; Northwestern Mutual and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation; Former Dominion Freight Line; Procter & Gamble; prudential financial; Raytheon Technologies; Rodan + Fields Prescription for Change Foundation; Ross Stores Foundation; Ryder System, Inc .; San Manuel Indian Mission Band; Security Finance Lending Hand Foundation; ServiceNow, Inc .; Southwest Airlines; U-Haul International; and the American Banking Foundation.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and comforts victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to carry out its mission. For more information, please visit Croixrouge.org Where cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @Red Cross.
SOURCE American Red Cross