by The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross wants to thank the thousands of
people who have contacted them to offer their help in the disaster
relief efforts and to request assistance in contacting loved ones. Below
is a guide to the best ways you can help the Red Cross in the coming
days and weeks.
If you're looking for a family member affected by the
In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the priority of
the American Red Cross is providing lifesaving assistance in the form of
immediate disaster mass care and blood to victims and emergency workers
in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. All inquiries regarding
family members should be directed to your local Red Cross Chapter. You
will be asked to provide detailed information. Please be advised that
the inquiry process will take some time given the magnitude of the
If you want to make a cash donation ...
The American Red Cross needs cash donations to secure the special
resources we need to provide immediate disaster care. You can make a
donation right now through America Online. 100% of your donation will be
applied directly to these disaster relief efforts. Thank you!
If you want to give blood...
Thanks to the time and generosity of everyone who gives blood on a
regular basis and to the thousands who have responded to our call for
help in the past 24 hours, our blood supplies are in excellent condition
for responding to the immediate need. But of course we are always eager
to receive new blood donations. If you want to give blood, please
contact your local Red Cross Chapter to make an appointment.
If you want to volunteer...
The Red Cross has thousands of trained volunteers ready to respond to
disasters throughout the country. We do not send new volunteers on
immediate assignment. If you want to become trained in Red Cross
Disaster Services and respond to future disasters, please contact your
local Red Cross Chapter in the next few days to help reduce current
volume, which is extremely high.
Thank you again to all those who have responded in this
extraordinary time of need.
The American Red Cross
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