Though no major hurricanes hit the United States, the Red Cross remained busy throughout 2009. Nationally they responded to floods, wildfires, a tsunami and the first flu pandemic in forty years. Red Cross staff were deployed around the world to support the nation’s military in locations that included Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Thanks to ongoing blood donations, the Red Cross blood services distributed millions of blood products to help patients in hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. And true to their mission of preparedness and prevention, The Red Cross helped millions of people learn First Aid, CPR, proper use of AED and how to swim. They even provided Red Cross training to babysitters and caregivers. Just as they depend on the blood donors who come forward to help, the Red Cross actively seeks people who can donate a car to charity. When you donate a car to the Red Cross your car donation will help the Red Cross continue to respond to the needs of people everywhere in 2010.
Though no one can know what the new year will bring, the Red Cross is always preparing to meet the needs of people devastated by disaster. The Red Cross volunteers work tirelessly to bring preparedness and prevention to communities across the country. Vehicle donation has become a valuable source of funding that helps keep the Red Cross ready three hundred sixty-five days a year. Because they are not a government agency, the Red Cross has relied on the generosity of the public since its beginning. For those who are caught unprepared for disaster, the Red Cross stands ready to meet their emergency needs. Providing blankets, personal items and shelter is an expensive task but auto donation makes it possible for the Red Cross to help everyone in need. Though your unwanted car may no longer a purpose for you, when you donate a car to charity such as Red Cross your vehicle donation takes on a new purpose. As 2010 begins and the Red Cross prepares to meet the year ahead, you can help the Red Cross keep up in 2010 with a car donation.