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East Brunswick Season of Giving: The American Red Cross

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PRINCETON, NJ — For the people in East Brunswick and neighboring towns that have endured Hurrican Sandy and Super Storm Irene, the American Red Cross is making it easier than ever to give a meaningful—and enduring—gift of support, strength and hope to someone who needs it this year. Thanks to the 2015 American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog, holiday shoppers can cross a name off their gift lists by “purchasing” a symbolic gift and sending a free greeting or electronic card to the person their donation is honoring.

 

“They say that it’s ‘the thought that counts,’ and the Red Cross hopes you’ll think about helping people in their time of greatest need by giving a gift that means something special this holiday season,” said David Lewis, Interim Regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “Our holiday catalog makes it easy to make a donation honoring someone on your holiday shopping list and letting them see what it can mean to the people who are helped by that donation to the Red Cross.”

 

Throughout the festive holiday catalog are heartwarming stories from just a few of the thousands of people helped by the Red Cross. Available in print and online, the catalog provides a diverse list of symbolic gifts that illustrate in a tangible way what a donation in honor of a loved one, colleague or client can mean to someone in need. Items range from infant care supplies to support families in emergency shelters to comfort kits for wounded warriors, from vaccinations that save the lives of children around the world to clean-up kits that help put a family’s life back in order after a disaster.

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Hundreds of times a day in a multitude of ways, the Red Cross is there to bring help and hope to those in need. Last year, here in New Jersey, the Red Cross was there to help:

·   Provide comfort, support and emergency assistance to 1,820 families displaced by home fires and other local disasters;

·   Collect 88,439 units of blood donated by New Jersey residents to help patients in need;

·    Install more than 6,700 free smoke alarms in homes that needed them;

·    Empower 117,088 residents with life-saving health, safety and preparedness information and skills through courses such as First Aid and CPR;

·    Deliver 3,920 humanitarian services to veterans, active military and their loved ones.

 

To access the Red Cross 2015 Holiday Gift Catalog online, visit redcross.org/gifts and then choose from an assortment of symbolic gifts. Make a tax-deductible donation to support a Red Cross program, and send a card to the friend, family member, co-worker or customer being honored by the gift. It’s that easy to give something that means something this holiday season.

 

“There are other ways to help too, like scheduling an appointment to give blood or becoming a Red Cross volunteer,” said Lewis. “We hope people will be generous this holiday season and think about all those who turn to the Red Cross for assistance throughout the year.”

 

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

About the American Red Cross in New Jersey 
The American Red Cross provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,800 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. In New Jersey last year, the Red Cross responded to 889 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping 1,820 displaced families; collected 88,439 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided 3,920 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained 117,088 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics.

 

 

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