Thursday, June 9, 2011

What Can You Buy With A Dollar?

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. We at the Red Cross believe that a dollar is worth a thousand "thank you's."

A massive wildfire in eastern Arizona that has displaced as many as 11,000 people calmed overnight and did not grow in size, with officials giving no new evacuation orders on Thursday. But with zero percent containment, over 3,000 firefighters have been working tirelessly to stop the inferno from spreading.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Blue Ridge High School in Northeastern Arizona and has been providing many with food, clothing, and most importantly a place to sleep until many can return to their homes. When you donate just $5.00 to the Red Cross you are able to provide a family with a comfort kit, which includes toiletries and personal hygiene materials. Your $10.00 will feed a person in our shelter three full meals. Lastly, your $25.00 donation will feed a family of four dinner as they prepare to spend a night away from their home.

At the Red Cross we understand the value of a dollar. We are not a government agency, and do not receive federal funding. We rely on individuals like you to aid us in our mission. So make a donation today and a help someone recover from one of the worst days in their lives.