BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT: Home Fire
I am the new chair of the Loudoun Council of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region. As a house fire survivor, I know that in th dark of night, when you have a house fire, it is the volunteers from the Red Cross that shows up right after the first responders. They have blankets, resources, help.
Fire takes something every day. It takes security. It takes a lifetime of cherished memories. It takes the household items we all need to live.
To support home fire survivors across the country, the American Red Cross launched a new social media campaign called #GiveWhatFireTakes.
This campaign promotes and raises awareness about the relief and the tangible items the Red Cross provides after a fire, whether it’s a shelter, casework and financial assistance; clothing, or even just a blanket.
Donors nationwide have the opportunity to support Red Cross relief efforts by making a donation to support families after a home fire. #GiveWhatFireTakes could turn generosity today into tangible items tomorrow for those in need across the country.
Donation levels represent a range of items the Red Cross typically provides after a fire:
- $10 could provide 2 blankets.
- $30 could help install 2 smoke detectors.
- $100 could provide clothes/shoes.
- $550 could provide financial assistance for one family.
When a fire takes a home, it takes everything. For every amount you raise, the Red Cross is able to provide not only recovery items for home fire survivors, but also critical fire safety training and smoke alarm installations to help prevent deaths and injuries.
Please help us by donating to our efforts to educate families on how to prepare and prevent house fires, and to provide the critical resources families need in a time of crises.
Share what moved you to join the campaign on social media with #GiveWhatFireTakes and #LoudounRedCross or #PWCRedCross.