Statistics show that 70% of people in the United States make a charitable donation each year. Many donations that people make are through donating clothing. If you decide to donate clothes, it’s understandable to know what options are available. Here are three ways to donate your clothing to the Red Cross.
Visiting a Donation Center
One great way to donate clothes is by visiting a nearby donation center. You’ll find a Red Cross donation center in towns all across the nation. Visiting a donation center is a quick and easy process. You’ll want to ensure that you remember your d Continue Reading
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
The American Red Cross is one of the best-known charities in the country. Their work is highly visible, and helps people in need of emergency shelter, food, clothes and other assistance. They’re on the scene of every emergency and disaster; in fact they respond to an emergency every 8 minutes. There are many ways to help the Red Cross carry out their work: you can volunteer, donate blood, receive training, volunteer, and make donations. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, you can help by making American Red Cross clothing donations, which will go to fund their programs.
Emergency support in war and peace
The American Red Cross was started in 1881 by Clara Barton and her associates. They were inspired by the International Red Cross based in Switzerland, which car 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
Pleas to donate clothes to Red Cross have been made before, but this time Americans all across the nation have seen the devastation that has generated the latest requests. A year’s worth of rain in two days has left many parts of Southern Louisiana in need of clothing, water, food, and finances. Even President Obama on his visit to the state made a request for every American to do what he or she can to help. The decision to donate clothes to Red Cross, especially new clothes that could be worn as students return to school, can be helpful.
All of the schools in Louisiana’s second largest school district are closed on what was supposed to be the first week of school. Because of historic flooding in Baton Rouge and other areas, classes have been postponed until after Labor Day. According to a September 25, Continue Reading