As the holiday season approaches, I want to thank you for your past support of the American Red Cross. Your generosity has helped fuel our lifesaving programs and services over the past year. You’ve enabled our dedicated volunteers to provide help and hope in the face of life’s emergencies—when people need it most.
Following crises large and small, from local home fires to the recent string of catastrophic hurricanes, people can rely on the Red Cross for help, thanks to generous individuals like you. This year, the Red Cross needs your renewed commitment as we continue our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. We’re providing essential support, like shelter and food, and offering hope to disaster survivors in need; installing lifesaving smoke alarms and so much more.
But we can’t do it alone. Your support is vital to fulfilling our mission. I ask you to please renew your commitment with a gift to support the lifesaving work of the Red Cross. We have received challenge gifts of $15,000. Every dollar you give to assist with our historic 2017 hurricane relief efforts by December 31 in response to this letter will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR from this special fund.
Thank you again for your dedication and support.
Patrick C. Ball