Tuesday, April 1, 2014

13 Things You Didn't Know About the Red Cross In NYC and Beyond


“You mean there’s more to the Red Cross than blood drives and hurricanes?”

  1.  The Red Cross is the largest humanitarian network in the world.

  2.   The President of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross Month.

  3. The Red Cross aided those who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

  4.  On the night of the Northeast Blackout of 2003, Red Cross responded to more than 60 fires.

  5.  In the movie Ghostbusters, Red Cross was at the ready to assist those impacted by the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. 

  6.  The Red Cross can help you prepare for Godzilla and Sharknado.

  7.  There are THREE symbols that represent the Red Cross Network Globally.

  8.  90% of the disasters the American Red Cross responds to are home fires.

  9.  The American Red Cross accepts vehicle donations.

  10. The International Red Cross has won four Noble Peace Prizes.

  11. Red Cross is a part of the United Nations.

  12. Volunteers constitute 90% of the total workforce to carry out our humanitarian work.

  13. Every 60 seconds in the US, 44 people are assisted by the American Red Cross. 

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