Disasters destroy the homes, dreams and lives of our neighbors each and every day. The American Red Cross provides emergency relief for hundreds of families who have lost their homes in fires or other disasters- but we need your help. What better gift to give during the holiday season than the gift of help and hope?
Funds raised for the special Adopt-a-Family program will also enable the Red Cross to serve military families in times of crisis- arranging financial assistance, relaying thousands of emergency messages around the world, and keeping families connected in times of war and peace.
What does it cost to provide emergency relief to families affected by house fires and other disasters? On average, direct financial aid from Red Cross averages more than $500 per family. And if we look at just the emergency communication services we provide to the Armed Forces and their families, the costs average over $100 per case.
You can help by joining the Adopt-a-Family Program- a three-year commitment of at least $500 annually. Your contributions will save one family devastated by house fire each year or link five military personnel members with their families in time of crisis.
Along with our sincere appreciation and your permission, you will receive name recognition on our website at www.eastgeorgia.redcross.org, as well as a monthly e-newsletter on how your support has helped a specific family or families. We urge you to give this wonderful project your closest consideration.
If you have any questions about this program, please call Executive Director Jeff Taylor at (706) 353-1645