- Mar 01 2024
- All Day
Red Cross Month
In March 1943, US President Franklin D Roosevelt instigated Red Cross Month to honour the volunteers who support the mission of the Red Cross. The Red Cross is a volunteer based Not For Profit organisation whose mission statement reads:
‘The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.’
Primarily, the Red Cross’s role is to assist in times of crisis around the world. They organise blood donations, have programs for veterans and their families and support impoverished peoples.