March is American Red Cross Month, a special time to recognize and thank
Red Cross volunteers and donors who give their time, and to inspire others to
become heroes in their communities.
All over the country and around the world, the Red Cross is powered by
volunteers who respond to disasters ranging from home fires to natural disasters,
delivering help and hope to those affected. 90 percent of the Red Cross work
force is comprised of volunteers.
The need to help people is constant—and this past year of disaster activity was
In 2019, Red Cross volunteers stood by the sides of families affected by large
events like wildfires in California, Hurricane Dorian on the East Coast, tropical
storm flooding in Texas, and tornadoes and floods in the Midwest. Locally, the
South Florida Red Cross deployed nearly 200 volunteers to respond to major
disasters such as Hurricanes Barry and Dorian, the floods in the Midwest and the
shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. Their work didn’t stop there! Red
Cross volunteers across the South Florida Region also responded to more than
550 home fires and provided comfort and support to over 2,400 individuals.
Undertaking disaster relief efforts would not be possible without the support of
trained Red Cross volunteers, generous and selfless individuals who leave their
own homes and families to help. Volunteers are vital to the mission delivery.
This March, become a hero in your local community by joining the Red
Cross to give back to those in need. Become a Red Cross volunteer and find
out how you can help! Visit redcross.org/SFLVolunteer.
You can also join us in supporting families impacted by a disaster and
#help1family on Giving Day – Wednesday, March 25, a 24-hour fundraising
campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross. Donate now by visiting
redcross.org/givingday, or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of
emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.