American Red Cross to Hold Inaugural Red Cross Giving Day

Inaugural 24-hour "Giving Day" will support those in need in communities across the country

May 28, 2015, 08:00 ET from American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching its first, national Giving Day on June 2. The one-day campaign will support the work the Red Cross does each and every day to help hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world. The theme of Giving Day is "All in One Day" because the Red Cross is "All in," every day, helping people to get back on their feet after a disaster or emergency situation.

The Red Cross is asking the public to turn compassion into action and support Giving Day to ensure the Red Cross is there to offer hope and comfort during someone's darkest hour. Funds raised on June 2 will ensure help is available when needed most.

To participate in Giving Day and support the work of the Red Cross, people can visit to schedule their donation for June 2. Supporters can also help build awareness by using the hashtag #allin1day on Twitter and Facebook.

WHO:         American Red Cross

WHAT:       Giving Day - This is what we do every day, and this is why we need you one day!

WHERE:     Online campaign for Red Cross emergency and disaster relief

WHEN:       June 2, 201512:00 a.m.(Eastern) – 11:59 p.m. (Pacific)


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Contact: Public Affairs Desk
Telephone: (202) 303-5551

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SOURCE American Red Cross