On April 21 – national Red Cross Giving Day – the L.A. Region is rallying Southern Californians to give what they can to help the Red Cross meets its critical and lifesaving mission of helping families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies.

Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters nationwide – the vast majority of these are home fires. In the Los Angeles Region, the Red Cross responds to two to three home fires every single day. In most cases, the families have lost everything – the roof over their heads, their clothes, and their most cherished possessions.

It takes just $88.50 to support a family of three with basic essentials for one day following a disaster. Giving Day’s #help1family effort can help a family begin to recover from a disaster. A gift to our one-day awareness effort can provide urgent relief like a day’s worth of food, plus blankets and other essentials

Thank you to the following L.A. Region businesses that are supporting this year’s Giving Day campaign:

Evite has activated a new feature, Evite Donations™ powered by Pledgeling, to allow Evite users to pledge their event to the Red Cross and #help1family by collecting donations to provide help and urgent relief for families when they need it most. Evite Donations is an Evite partnership integration with Pledgeling on Evite.com that enables event planners and party hosts to offer their guests donation-giving as part of their event options. Evite provides this service free to planners, hosts and guests that use Evite.com, and unlike many online donation-processing services, Pledgeling does not take a portion of charitable donations as a fee. Click here to create your custom Red Cross invitation today!

Herbalife is proud to be a national supporter of Red Cross Giving Day 2016. When a natural disaster or emergency strikes, the American Red Cross provides hope and support to those who need it most. This commitment to giving is consistent with one of our most important values, to make our communities better places to live and work. Herbalife is honored to partner with the American Red Cross to raise awareness to #help1family on Giving Day.

Donations can be made now by visiting redcross.org/givingday. A $10 donation to the Red Cross can be made by texting REDCROSS to 90999. All donations will be processed on April 21, 2016.


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