Give a hug, stitch a hug. When it comes to disasters in the U.S., the American Red Cross is there, providing emergency shelter, comfort and emotional support to victims. To help support these disaster relief efforts, Red Heart Yarns “Stitch-a-Hug” campaign is partnering with the American Red Cross to directly affect the lives of those are are directly impacted by such catastrophes.
Author of “The Best of Everything after 50: The Expert’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More,” chats with Amber about the campaign and how Red Heart and Red Cross will ask consumers to #StitchAHug for someone in need. Whether crafting a Red Heart Cares Blanket for a disaster victim or as a gift to an individual in need of comfort, both organizations offer this call-to-action in the year ahead.
As an American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program member, Red Heart is donating $250,000 this year to support Red Cross societies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. These dollars help provide emergency shelter, water, food, first aid and other vital disaster relief services. Annually, the Red Cross spends approximately $330 million to aid communities impacted by nearly 70,000 domestic disasters. Globally, an additional $45 million assists those affects by disasters and humanitarian crises.
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