Published on October 22, 2008
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson once described the Red Cross
Hunter S. Thompson once described the Red Cross as an organization
Hunter S. Thompson once described the Red Cross as an organization that responds to major disasters
Hunter S. Thompson once described the Red Cross as an organization that responds to major disasters … with minor toilet articles.
It’s a funny line.
and it’s even true
… but there is so much more to the story
Disasters Change Lives.
Disasters Change Lives. You
Disasters Change Lives. Can
Disasters Change Lives. You Can Too.
Floods Fires Tornadoes Hurricanes Earthquakes Every Year
Floods Fires Tornadoes Hurricanes Earthquakes Every Year Millions of People Lose Everything
Disasters create loss
Loss creates victims
Victims often feel powerless
Powerlessness leads to bad health Physically and Emotionally
People in Bad Health Who Have Lost Everything Are Not Good for Communities
Sick communities are not good for our culture or country.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Disasters destroy stuff. They don’t have to destroy lives.
You Can Help
It doesn’t take much
Just ask: “ How Can I Make Things Better?”
Answer: By providing immediate care in the aftermath of a disaster
Blankets. Warm meals.
Blankets. Warm meals. Toothbrushes.
Blankets. Warm meals. Toothbrushes. Mops.
Blankets. Warm meals. Toothbrushes. Mops. A place to lay down for the night.
Blankets. Warm meals. Toothbrushes. Mops. A shoulder to lean on.
This keeps everyone on their feet while they cope with the loss of stuff.
And stops the feelings of powerlessness
How can you help?
JOIN The Campaign for Disaster Relief
DONATE $25 provides 5 blankets at an emergency shelter
DONATE $75 can cover a doctor’s visit for an individual injured in a disaster.
DONATE $350 will provide emergency food and shelter for 25 disaster victims for 1 day.
DONATE $2,500 deploys one Emergency Response Vehicle (including housing and meals for drivers) to a disaster relief operation.
DONATE $3,200 is the average yearly maintenance and fuel for one Emergency Response Vehicle
2. VOLUNTEER Contact your local chapter
2. VOLUNTEER www.redcross.org
3. Spread the Word
3. Spread the Word Change your online avatar
3. Spread the Word Display a banner on your site
3. Spread the Word Stick a widget on your site
3. Spread the Word Embed a video or PSA
There is always something you can do.
You can even use this video to help
The goal is to keep $100 million
in the Disaster Relief Fund
to making sure we’re always there
Really. Thank you.
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