Although the effects of the Midwest floods and Hurricanes Ike & Gustav are no longer a focus in mainstream media, there is still a great need to raise money for disaster relief. Relief aid has been used to serve thousands of Americans in need of food, shelter, and other Red Cross services after being displaced from their homes.
The American Red Cross has launched a $100 million nationwide fundraising campaign and encouraging all, especially youth and young adult volunteers, to promote this effort within their communities. Youth volunteers are passionate about the mission of the Red Cross and are awesome in building awareness about important issues to networks of people on their school campus and organizations they belong to. National Youth Council Vice-Chair, Chris Chen, has stated, “If the Red Cross is going to be successful in fundraising for the Disaster Relief, youth need to play a key part.”
Join youth in this effort to raise awareness & funds for Disaster Relief! Have any great fundraising or project ideas for students? Let us know.
Check out http://www.redcrossyouth.org/ to see what other youth & young adult volunteers are doing to help.