December 2, 2008
With 18,582 supporting votes, the American Red Cross placed first among eight non-profit organizations in the Western Union Foundation’s Our World Gives campaign. Based on this endorsement, the Western Union Foundation will award the American Red Cross $50,000 in support of its life-saving mission.
“We are honored to have been selected by Facebook members as their favorite charity,” said Jeff Towers, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross. “Our sincere thanks to the Western Union Foundation and the many Facebook members who voted and mobilized their network of friends in support of the American Red Cross. As we continue our current campaign to raise $100 million for disaster relief, we are encouraged by this endorsement of our mission.”
The Western Union Foundation partnered with the Facebook social networking site to create the Our World Gives campaign to raise awareness of the incredible work done by the participating charities in addressing critical social issues. Our World Gives is part of Western Union’s Our World, Our Family program – a five-year, $50 million commitment to facilitate global economic opportunity and help migrants and their families stay connected, overcome barriers and realize their dreams. Our World, Our Family is designed to reach people on every rung of the economic ladder.
Other participating non-profit organizations include: Accion USA, CARE, Mercy Corps, Room to Read, US Fund for UNICEF, Opportunity International and World Vision. For more information, please visit westernunion.com/foundation.
Thanks to all those who voted for the Red Cross!
November 26, 2008
Dickerson & Nieman Realtors presented the Red Cross – Rock River Chapter with a check this morning for $1,530 to go toward our Emergency Overnight Shelter. What a great way to start Thanksgiving early.
November 25, 2008
Harlem Middle School students raised $113.45 for American Red Cross disaster relief. Thank Harlem!
November 24, 2008
Originally posted on redcrosschat.org
Help us keep our lead to the finish line. If we have the most votes by the end of this week, we’ll receive $50,000 from Western Union Foundation Our World Gives program.
If you have a Facebook account:
1. Go to Our World Gives application
2. Add the application
3. Vote for the American Red Cross
4. Visit each day for the rest of this week to vote again
5. Share with all your Facebook friends
If you don’t have a Facebook account:
1. Get one
2. Follow steps 1-5 above
If you’d like to get involved at the Rock River Chapter Website please go to our website
or to find your local chapter go to redcross.org
October 24, 2008
The Red Cross gives help to people in need all over the world regardless of skin color, nationality, beliefs or gender. Working for the Red Cross might be the toughest job on earth. Lives depend on your decisions, therefore you need to prioritize your tasks. When so many people are suffering who are you going to help first…Yes…it’s a tough call, but in the real world emergency situations are hard and sometimes breathtaking.
In ERU it’s your call: Which tasks are most urgent? Are certain situations more critical? Which assets have to be deployed? Do you have enough material to get the job done? Time is running out!!
In ERU (Emergency Response Unit) “The Red Cross Game” you are in control of a Red Cross base camp and your decisions can be life saving. ERU is a simulation, made with the help of Red Cross specialists. You will really learn what the Red Cross is all about by playing this game.
Click here to play now!