Will You Be Mine?

valentinedayblogphotoI want to stand on the roof top and shout it: We love you, donors! Because of you, disaster assistance is free. Because of you, families divided are reunited. Because of you, trauma patients don’t need to wait, or wonder if there will be enough blood—there will be, because you gave it.

You give from your hearts, from your belief in our mission, and from your trust in the Red Cross to be ready and to be there—in a moment’s notice—whenever and wherever disaster strikes. Thank you!

We love you because, with your generosity, you are there beside us: giving back what fire takes, reconnecting military families after deployment, making sure the nation’s blood supply never falls short. Together with you, we help the people of Minnesota, the United States, and the entire world every day.

Thank you for your compassion. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for helping us to always be ready. We do—we love you!

And if you ever have questions about your giving experience, or if I may be of service, please call or email me anytime—I am here and happy to help.

Amanda Hedlund, Stewardship Officer, American Red Cross Minnesota Region
Reach me at 612-872-3246 or amanda.hedlund@redcross.org

For so many things, we’re grateful

DSC_3027_cropWe have so much to be grateful for this past year. For tens of thousands of hours given by volunteers. For millions of dollars given by donors. For countless comforting hugs given to families coping with disasters. For hundreds of thousands of blood products collected to save lives. For tens of thousands trained in lifesaving skills. For thousands of heartwarming messages sent to military members and veterans. For tens of thousands reached in our communities with vital preparedness information. For more than one million connected to our region through digital outreach. For every hour, every hug, every dollar, every story shared to fulfill our mission of alleviating suffering – thank you. For sleeves up, hearts open, all in–the essence of everyone who supports the Red Cross. This past year you helped. For that we’re the most grateful of all.

To you and yours, and everyone, we wish a happy, healthy and bright New Year!