Celebrating Red Cross Month

For 135 years, the American Red Cross has been one of our country’s most impactful and dedicated humanitarian organizations.

Today, the Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need — every eight minutes!

March is Red Cross Month — a time to honor and celebrate a tremendous organization and the everyday heroes who help it make a huge impact in our communities.

The Senate Republicans are proud to have passed legislation that would give all Michigan residents the opportunity to donate to the Red Cross with a simple check on their state income tax form.

The legislation would create an individual income tax checkoff in support of the American Red Cross in Michigan — allowing taxpayers to choose to make a voluntary donation of $5, $10, or more of their income tax return to the organization. Donations received from the checkoff would be distributed to all of the Michigan chapters of the Red Cross.

The Red Cross is there in times of great need — from helping a single family after a home fire to assisting an entire community after a natural disaster.

In addition to their humanitarian efforts, they’re also is the country’s largest single supplier of blood and blood products and our leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, first aid and lifeguard training.

To schedule a time to donate blood, make a financial donation or learn about other ways you can help support the mission of the American Red Cross, visit www.RedCross.org.