In 2005, the
American Red Cross responded to two of the largest disasters in
its 125-year history—the tsunami and the combined disaster of
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
disasters make the news—but most emergencies don't. A house fire
or a loved one needing CPR may not be newsworthy, but they're a
tragedy for those involved.
In every single
case, it is mission of the American Red Cross to be
there and help those in need—whether disaster strikes
thousands of people at once...or one family in the middle of the
Our job is
never done—people always need us—every single day. Please help
us continue our lifesaving work, with a
secure online gift today!
disasters capture the headlines, it is more important than ever
to support your local Red Cross in their daily work. In just the
last year, Red Cross chapters around the country have
responded to more than 70,000 disasters, such as house
and apartment fires.
They also are
training staff and volunteers in emergency preparedness,
teaching first aid and CPR classes and delivering messages for
members of the Armed Forces and their families as well as
collecting lifesaving blood.
contribution means that we can continue to provide these vital
gift today, will
provide hope and relief tomorrow.
contributions to the American Red Cross are tax-deductible.
Matching Gifts -- Your gift could be
matched dollar for dollar! Many companies offer matching gift
programs that will double, even triple a donation's value. Check
with your company or visit this
online directory of matching gift companies to find out if
your company will match your contribution to the American Red
Cross. If you have questions about your company's matching gift
program, please contact your personnel office.
Once you have
determined that your company matches donations made to the Red
Cross, obtain the appropriate form from your personnel/human
resources office and send it with a copy of your gift receipt to
the address below:
PO Box 37295
Washington, DC 20013
Attn: J. Porter
Red Cross Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee
Identification Number or EIN) is 53-0196605.
Please be sure
to complete the entire donor portion of the form and to include
a copy of your gift receipt (if available). If you would like to
designate the gift to a specific disaster, please indicate that
on the form. If you have questions about your company's matching
gift program, please contact your personnel/human resources