It’s wise to cut back on the amount of trash we produce. One study by the EPA found that each adult in the United States tosses out nearly 10 pounds of clothes per year. These clothes end up contributing to already crowded public landfills. In this post, you will learn how to donate clothes to the Red Cross.
You likely know the Red Cross is an organization where you can donate blood. It’s important to know that the Red Cross also accepts clothing donations. The Red Cross provides relief for those in need for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The first thing to keep in mind when donating is the condition of your clothes. The Red Cross will prefer items in a gently used state, if possible. Brand new items are great to donate. However, it’s understandab Continue Reading
More than one month after the once-in-every-1,000-years flood in Southern Louisiana, many areas of Baton Rouge remain submerged in water or deeply devastated. Although many areas of the state are aware of flooding dangers, many affected areas of the August flood were not prepared.
Within just one week, the areas saw 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall — enough to fill 10.4 million Olympic swimming pools. In Watson, LA, 31.39 inches of water flooded the area within just a 15-hour timeframe.
The flooding claimed at least 13 lives and damaged more than 60,000 homes. This flood was deemed the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of the east coast. Though the American Red Cross Continue Reading
You may or may not be surprised to find out that on average, Americans collectively go through almost 20 billion garments a year. Per person that equals out to 68 pieces of clothing and seven pairs of shoes, which is more than one piece of clothing bought each week. If we are able to buy that many new things there’s no reason we couldn’t give away that many old things. However, giving donations is more then getting rid of your old things. While uncluttering and downsizing is a good opportunity for donating, there are a lot more benefits to donating. American Red Cross donations, for example, could always use clothes donations and blood as well as money. Here are the positive effects of giving to charity.
Research shows that people who donate a portion of their belongi Continue Reading