This month, Rabbit Air joins with the rest of the nation in appreciation of the American Red Cross and all of the hard work that it does to help people in need. Founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross is dedicated to providing fast relief and supportive care for individuals affected by disasters both at home in the United States and all over the world. Thanks to its hard work and the tireless efforts of its many volunteers, the American Red Cross has made a huge difference in the lives of millions. Red Cross Month was started by President Roosevelt in 1943, and has continued annually to this day to support the organizations fundraising efforts and to show our thanks for the amazing work that they do.
There are many ways that you can show your appreciation to the American Red Cross. Giving blood is one of the more personal ways to help, as your donation may be instrumental in saving a life. Even if you are afraid of needles, or unable to give blood due to health concerns, volunteers are always needed to help set up and run blood drives all over the country. Donations and fundraising efforts are two more great ways to lend your support; you can even donate your unused airline miles to help ensure that Red Cross volunteers are able to travel to the places that need their help most. You can even be of help simply by using social media. Sharing tweets and Facebook updates from the Red Cross helps to raise awareness of their programs and donation needs.