Your gift means so much.
We reached our Giving Day goal, and will be able to help 28,678 families thanks to the generosity of our donors. This brief video illustrates just a few of the ways your donations will help people when they face emergencies like home fires, hurricanes and flooding.
Just this week, disaster workers responded to the Rainbow Terrace apartment building fire in Cleveland, where residents from 30 units were forced to flee before dawn on Monday, March 26. The Red Cross provided more than $8,200 dollars to help 63 residents meet their immediate needs. While many of the residents are being housed in once-vacant apartments throughout the complex, they lost all of their possessions in the fire.
While Giving Day is over, the need for disaster relief is constant. Red Cross workers respond to three home fires every 24 hours, on average, in Northeast Ohio. The need for volunteers to assist people in their darkest hours is constant, too. To learn more about volunteering, visit redcross.org/neo, and click the Volunteer tab. You can also make a donation to disaster relief, to help people who suffer from disasters, big and small.