Every 8 minutes, the Red Cross responds to an emergency– but they do even more that makes them a worthy partner.
The Red Cross may be most well known for their ability to respond to disasters like tornadoes and floods. But did you know that 90% of Red Cross responses are to home fires? This incredible ability to meet challenges large and small is because of donors and volunteers willing to support their mission. The mission of Acceptance is to help hard working people deal with life’s uncertainties, so we are offering our sweepstakes winners a chance to direct their ‘Give A Smile’ to the American Red Cross because of their commitment to the same.
The Red Cross is proactive about saving lives and taking care of our fellow Americans through their blood donation and blood drive programs. About 40% of the blood supply in the United States is donated through the Red Cross. Donor blood helps save lives for cancer and surgical patients, those suffering from chronic illnesses, and those injured in traumatic incidents. Acceptance locations have served as blood drive sites in the past, and we encourage all those who are able to donate blood to do so regularly.
Lifesaving Skills Training
95% of Red Cross responders are volunteers, many trained by the Red Cross themselves. But you don’t need to be a first responder to learn CPR, First Aid, or Basic Life Support skills. They even offer swimming lessons and courses for babysitters. This commitment to service strengthens our communities and builds our ability as a country to take care of each other – which is our commitment, too.
Even if you don’t win $5,000 in our sweepstakes, we invite you to support the American Red Cross. Learn more about how to volunteer or donate at redcross.org.
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