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Did you know…

  • The American Red Cross of Lee County has been serving the Lee County community for 85 years?
  • Local volunteers and staff processed and mailed $1.2 million from generous Lee County citizens in response to the September 11th tragedies – with only 2% administrative expenses?
  • Aside from September 11th activities, the American Red Cross of Lee County has provided services to more than 40,000 Lee County residents (1 out of every 11 people) since July 1, 2001?
  • Local Red Cross volunteers provide shelter to thousands of people when activated during hurricane season?
  • Local volunteers provide emergency aid to approximately 300 area residents annually who lose their homes to fire?
  • Local volunteers feed 500 – 700 firefighters and other emergency personnel during fire season?
  • Volunteers and staff educate more than 16,000 residents annually on how to prepare for and respond in times of disaster to limit loss of life and property?
  • Local volunteers provide emergency communication services to more than 240 local military families annually by verifying family emergencies and sending emergency messages to U.S. military members all over the world?
  • Volunteers and staff provide skills training to more than 6,000 area residents annually in CPR, First Aid, Water Safety and other safety training?
  • In partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, more than 20,000 elementary school children were taught water safety through the American Red Cross "Whales Tales" program this year?
  • Local chapter services have increased by 300% within the last four years, but donor contributions have increased by only 78%?
  • The American National Red Cross helps fund large disaster operations, but local Red Cross chapters have to raise local funds for local services?
  • For the last two years, local chapter service delivery expenses have exceeded revenue?
  • While the United Way of Lee County generously contributes 14% of the chapter’s annual operating budget and Health & Safety course fees contribute another 12% - the remaining 74% must be raised from corporate and individual donations?
  • Although the chapter touched the lives of 1 out of every 11 Lee County resident within the last 12 months, less than 2% of Lee County residents donate to the Red Cross?

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