Holiday Giving that Makes a Difference

November 17, 2009

Give the Gift that Saves the Day – It Always Fits!

In this season of hope, give gifts in the name of your loved ones and provide help and hope to families in crisis all year long. Your gift supports the Red Cross’ vital services to provide food and shelter in times of disaster, a military comfort kit to a wounded warrior and much more! 

Invite your family, friends, colleagues and community to join in making a difference!

Click here to download the PDF version of the 2009 Holiday Giving Catalog or click on the banner to visit Red Cross’ Web site to learn how you can help today!

Veterans Day November 11th

November 11, 2009

Veterans Day is a time to reflect and honor those who have served and are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.


The Red Cross has a long-standing history of supporting service men and women and their families.


When a family is getting ready to see their loved one leave to serve a tour far from home, the Red Cross provides resources to help the entire family with the transition.


When a spouse waiting at home has urgent news regarding their unborn child or a service man or woman needs to rush home for a family emergency, the Red Cross is there to help.


When a wounded service man or woman returns from their tour overseas and arrives on American soil for the first time, the Red Cross is there to welcome them home.


These are just some of many ways the Red Cross continually provides help and support.


Each year the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area hosts an unforgettable evening of saluting those who serve in the United States Armed Forces and the families who support them. Click here to learn more about this annual gala and how you can be a part of this special event.


Also, during this time of year, the American Red Cross coordinates Holiday Mail for Heroes. This is a wonderful opportunity to send cards of thanks and well wishes to our service men and women, and to share some joy and hope to those who are unable to be home during the holidays.


“I am honored and thrilled to be part of this program. The service that our military men and women provide this country year-round is invaluable and I feel it especially important to give thanks for their sacrifices during the holiday season.”  – Amy Grant, Pop Singer and Songwriter


Click here to learn more details and how to participate in Holiday Mail for Heroes. Please Note: In order to get the cards to our service men and women in time for the holidays, the last day cards will be accepted is Monday, December 7, 2009

Click here  to learn more about our Service to the Armed Forces at the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area.

The Red Cross thanks our veterans!

Welcome Home Event This Monday, November 9th!

November 7, 2009

In our previous blogs we’ve shared a little about Ian Sterne and Tommy Thompson’s journey to pick up our brand new canteen.

Please stop by this Monday, November 9th between 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.! (Press is invited. Please contact

Come and see first hand the new canteen emergency response vehicle that will help your local Red Cross better serve this region.

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Click here to read more details about the vehicle.

Thank you for continually supporting your local Red Cross.

Red Crossers On The Road! (Part 4)

November 5, 2009

Join us in welcoming home Ian and Tommy from their trip and bringing back our new canteen!

They stopped for gas in the last stretch of the journey and arrived around 12:30 a.m. last night!

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Ian Sterne has been a Red Cross volunteer for a number of years. He has been an integral part of helping to design this new canteen generously provided by a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous.

Tommy Thompson has been a Red Cross volunteer for many years also. He accompanied Ian on this journey to safely bring back our brand new canteen.

Thank you, Ian and Tommy!

Stay tuned to find out when our official “welcome home” event will be!

Red Crossers On The Road! (Part 3)

November 4, 2009

As you’ve been reading, Ian and Tommy are well on their way!

Last night they had a good night’s rest in Alabama. This morning they made a stop by the Vulcan Statue on the way out of Birmingham.


Now Ian and Tommy are working their way through Tennessee and are excited to bring home the newest addition to the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region’s fleet of emergency response vehicles!


Stay tuned for more updates about Ian and Tommy’s travel and when our “welcome home” event will be!