American Red Cross

Daily Point of Light # 4740 Apr 9, 2012

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. HandsOn Network volunteer action centers and Red Cross local chapters have collaborated on numerous projects across the country, including Birmingham, Ala., New Orleans and New York City. Nationally, the American Red Cross partnered with Points of Light and HandsOn Network in 2011 at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service to develop preparedness kits for seniors, and continues to be a core partner of the Good & Ready preparedness engagement initiative. The American Red Cross serves on the National Advisory Council that guides Points of Light military initiatives including the Community Blueprint Network, and sponsors one Community Blueprint pilot site.