In the United States, March is not just another month on the calendar; it is National Red Cross Month, a time to honor the incredible efforts of the American Red Cross. This tradition, dating back 80 years to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency, reminds us of the vital role this organization plays in our communities and beyond.

This year, President Biden continued the tradition by recognizing the American Red Cross’s unwavering commitment to helping and comforting those affected by disasters and emergencies. From natural to personal crises, the Red Cross has been meaningful for over a century, standing as a testament to the power of compassion and selflessness.

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The history of the Red Cross Society

The Red Cross was founded in the 1800s on the principles of humanitarianism and neutrality. Since then, its volunteers have dedicated themselves to saving lives and alleviating suffering wherever it may be found. Remarkably, the Red Cross responds to an emergency every eight minutes, highlighting the urgency and magnitude of their work. That’s 180 emergencies a day, a staggering statistic underscoring the organization’s role in times of crisis.

How to observe American Red Cross Month

So, how can we, as individuals, show our appreciation for the invaluable contributions of the American Red Cross during National Red Cross Month? There are numerous ways to get involved and make a difference:

At Ascend Hospice Care, we honor the dedication and resilience of the American Red Cross and its volunteers. Together, through acts of kindness and generosity, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those facing adversity, embodying the spirit of compassion that defines the Red Cross’s mission.

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