Red Cross Seeks Donations On Annual Giving Day

American_Red_Cross_logoBARNSTABLE – Red Cross chapters locally and across the country are asking people to support them today in a nationwide fundraising effort.

Thursday marks the second annual American Red Cross giving day, which raises money for the organization’s disaster relief, both big and small.

Donations can be made on the Red Cross’s website and all gifts are tax deductible.

“We’re looking to just ask people to donate,” said Hilary Greene, the Executive Director of the Red Cross of the Cape, Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts. “Donations will be matched up to $100,000, and, for example, a gift of $88.50 can provide a family with a day’s worth of food, blankets, and other essentials.”

“It’s to help our neighbors and those who need help throughout the country,” Greene added.

According to Greene, the Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes in the United States. In Massachusetts, the Red Cross responds to roughly 700 disasters each year.

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