This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Red Cross. All opinions are 100% mine.
We never want to think about having a disaster affect our lives. It is one of those things we try to tuck in the back of our brains and not worry about on a day to day basis. This past year our country and the world has been hit with so many natural disasters and horrific events it is hard to wrap our brains around them. We all have the chance to support the American Red Cross’ 24-hour giving day and do our part to help others.
I will never forget when we were offered the assistance of Red Cross. We were woken up to neighbors banging on our bedroom window. They were yelling at us to get out of the house and screaming FIRE!!! We scrambled to get the cats and opened the front door to see flames shooting out of our cars.
The city was experiencing an ice storm which caused a power line to break and fall onto multiple cars in our driveway and our neighbor’s driveway. We stood in awe watching five cars burn while trying to keep the cats safe and ourselves warm. As we stood there we were approached by a Red Cross volunteer who brought hot chocolate, blankets, and a caring hug. They offered us food, to find shelter if we needed it and a shoulder to lean on.
They were truly a blessing in the middle of this crazy life experience. I was so numb and in shock of it all happening. They knew what to do and who we needed to reach out to which was so needed. We were so lucky and only lost a couple of cars which insurance covered. Our house and family were safe and able to move back into the house a couple of days later.
We are so thankful for the help of a caring Red Cross Volunteer. I am in awe of the work they do and their love and compassion for helping others. We can each help the Red Cross make a difference not only in our own communities but in other places around the world by giving a donation to the Red Cross!
A gift of $88.50 can provide a family with a day’s worth of food, plus blankets and other essentials. Nearly every eight minutes, the American Red Cross meets a family that has lost everything to a home fire or other disaster—the roof over their heads, their clothes, their most cherished possessions.
Every eight minutes…oh my goodness! That makes my heart break for so many families.
GIVE NOW – your donations now will support Red Cross Giving Day which is raising money to help support families after disaster big and small!
Even a small donation can help the Red Cross provide support to families. We never want to think about what will happen in a natural disaster or fire. Today is a day to take a moment and give with your heart and know that the money will help a family in need!