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GivingTuesday Sparks Massive

The American Red Cross and countless other charities are inviting Americans to take part today in #GivingTuesday, an online call to action to celebrate giving this holiday season. Charities, individuals, retailers, online organizations and others are joining together in a substantial effort help make giving back easier.
The Red Cross will celebrate #GivingTuesday by partnering with donors, social media communities, and the public to encourage everyone to Give Something that Means Something. It is asking people to make a financial contribution or to give blood.
“As the holidays ramp up, it’s easy to overlook those who need our help as we focus on ourselves and our loved ones. #GivingTuesday allows us to pause during this hectic time and focus on giving in a meaningful way,” Autum Mihm spokesperson for the American Red Cross said. People can use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
Those who want to donate to the Red Cross can visit redcross.org/gifts to shop the holiday giving catalog, text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 and go to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment to donate blood.
To find out more about how you can participate, visit redcross.org/givingtuesday, check out the Red Cross Twitter handle (@redcross) or the Red Cross Facebook page (facebook.com/redcross).
About our Holiday Partners: During this holiday season, the American Red Cross is grateful for the support of our corporate partners that generously contribute to our Holiday Giving Campaign. They include:  University of Phoenix, Circle K West Coast Division, and the Community Safety Foundation, funded by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange.  Thanks to the generosity of these and other sponsors, the Red Cross is able to carry out its mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies everyday here and around the world. Each holiday season the Red Cross gives everyone the chance to support our work by giving blood, signing a card for military heroes or buying a gift through our holiday catalog. To support the Red Cross this Holiday Season, visit redcross.org/holiday.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.