Friday, May 6, 2011

Great Gifts For Great Moms!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may be thinking of what to give the person who brought you into the world. Fortunately, the American Red Cross has many items to help you show your love.
Give a Tribute Gift
  • Instead of Chocolates, $20 can provide two hot meals to a disaster victim. 
  • Rather than a bouquet of flowers, $50 can provide a parent with diapers, wipes, and formula. 
  • In place of a dinner out, $100 could supply a crib for an infant in need. 
  • For the price of a piece of jewelry, $200 could provide for a day's shelter for a family of four.
Almost everyone believes preparedness is important, but it’s a fact that close to 60 percent of Americans are wholly unprepared for a disaster of any kind.

Having an emergency preparedness kit can help put your mind at ease. Some kits—such as the
Vintage-Style Emergency Preparedness Kit—contain everything from emergency food and water to first aid supplies and a radio. The Personal Safety Emergency Pack includes basic preparedness and first aid items, and is small enough to stash in a glove compartment.

The 66-piece
Deluxe Personal First Aid Kit contains the essential items to help you be prepared for minor injuries. This is another compact kit that is great for the car or office.

The electricity is out, and you need information fast. The American Red Cross Microlink FR160 Eton Emergency Radio and the Solarlink FR360 Eton Emergency Radio can help keep you informed.

Both radios can be charged with both solar power and a hand crank, giving you unlimited power fo
r AM/FM radio, NOAA weather channels, emergency lights, cell phone battery life and more.

er Fun Gifts

If your mom is already well-stocked with preparedness items, consider giving her some stylish Red Cross gear, such as a jacket, t-shirt or hat. Or give her a classic Red Cross vintage field bag to carry all her essentials.

Check out the many other items and gifts at the
Red Cross Store, and have a very happy Mother’s Day!