Monday, May 30, 2016

Honor Roll: Annual Disaster Giving Program and Disaster Responder

Through the generosity of our American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder members, the American Red Cross is prepared before disaster strikes. ADGP and Disaster Responder members help secure a reliable funding base for disaster relief services that enables the Red Cross to respond immediately, meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by disaster, regardless of cost.

Right now the Red Cross is on the ground in Texas and taking action with the support of our ADGP and Disaster Responder partners.

Current ADGP $1M members are:
·         American Airlines
·         Anheuser-Busch Foundation
·         Anthem Foundation
·         Boise Paper
·         Caterpillar Foundation  
·         Costco Wholesale
        Delta Air Lines
·         Disney
·         Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
·         FedEx Corporation
·         The Home Depot
·         Humble Bundle
·         LDS Charities
·         Lowe's Companies, Inc.
·         Mazda North American Operations
·         Merck Foundation
·         Nationwide Foundation
·         State Farm
·         Target
·         UPS
·         VSP Vision care for life
·         Walmart and the Walmart Foundation

Current ADGP $500k members are:
·         3M
·         Altria Group
·         American Express
·         Aon
·         Bank of America
·         BNY Mellon
·         Capital One
·         Cisco Foundation
·         Citi Foundation
·         ConAgra Foods Foundation
·         CSX
·         Darden Restaurants Foundation
·         Discover
           Edison International
 Farmers Insurance
  Ford Motor Company
·         Grainger
·         John Deere Foundation
·         Johnson Controls
·         Medtronic
·         Meijer
·         Mondel─ôz International Foundation
·         National Grid
·         PepsiCo Foundation
·         Prudential Foundation
·         Southwest Airlines
·         Sprint
·         Sunoco
·         The TJX Companies, Inc.
·         United Airlines
·         United Technologies Corporation
·         Visa
·         Wawa
·         Wells Fargo

Current Disaster Responder members are:
·         Alcoa
·         Almost Family
·         Astellas USA Foundation
·         AT&T
·         AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
·         AXA
·         Ball Foundation
·         BHP Billiton
·         CarMax
·         The Clorox Company
·         Cox Automotive
·         Duke Energy
·         Entergy Corporation
·         General Motors Foundation
·         Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation
·         Hi-Rez Studios
·         HP Company Foundation
·         IBM Corporation
·         IKEA
·         Ingersoll Rand Foundation
·         Interstate All Battery Center
·         Land O’Lakes, Inc.
·         MetLife Foundation
·         Morgan Stanley
·         Neiman Marcus Group
·         New Balance Foundation
·       Northrop Grumman Corporation
·         Northwestern Mutual and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation
·         Procter & Gamble Company
·         PSEG Foundation
·         PuroClean Disaster Recovery
·         Red Heart Yarns
·         Residence Inn by Marriott
·         Ryder
·         ScriptRelief
·         Sealed Air
·         Servpro Industries, Inc.
·         Southeastern Grocers Home of BI-LO Harveys Winn Dixie
·         Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Foundation, Inc.
·         T O Y O T A
·         U.S. Bank
·         U-Haul International

Friday, May 20, 2016

When Temperatures Soar

Six Red Cross Tips to Stay Safe

When Temperatures Soar

The Red Cross has some simple steps to help beat the heat:
  • Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. The temperature inside can reach a dangerous level within a few minutes.
  • Slow down, take frequent breaks and drink more water than usual – even if you’re not thirsty.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • If working outdoors, take frequent breaks and use the buddy system.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone, or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • If possible, bring animals inside. If not, frequently check to ensure they are comfortable and have water and a shady place to rest.

LEARN MORE The free Red Cross Emergency App provides instant access to expert heat safety tips. Users also have the option of receiving alerts for excessive heat watches, warnings and heat advisories. The Red Cross Pet First Aid App has steps pet owners should take to help keep their furry friends safe during hot weather. People can find the apps in their app store by searching for American Red Cross and at

People can learn how to prevent and respond to heat-related and other emergencies by taking a Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED or Advance Child Care Training course. A variety of online and in-class options are available. Course and registration information is available at

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.