The American Red Cross Club at the University of Notre Dame is a small part of the international organization, the American Red Cross. We work with the Northern Indiana chapter of the American Red Cross to coordinate five blood drives every year, home fire safety campaigns on one Saturday per month, fundraisers to raise money for the Measles & Rubella Initiative, food drives at the grocery store to send food to soldiers overseas, monthly packages to send a soldier that we sponsor overseas, and other events and activities associated with the American Red Cross. We work continually with the South Bend Fire Department, the local veterans chapter, as well as other Red Cross clubs in the region, and the AmeriCorps members working for the American Red Cross in order for us to do the most good.
Donations will allow us to have more events and more fundraisers. Specifically, more funds will allow us to sponsor multiple soldiers overseas to send monthly packages, coordinate more food drives at the Martin's Grocery Store near campus, and send more money to the Measles & Rubella initiative in order to vaccinate more children against MMR. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Everything we do depends on the needs of the people that we serve. If you donate the our club, you know that your money will be spent to alleviate human suffering.
The University of Notre Dame has a limited budget for clubs, and as a social service club, more funds means we can do more to alleviate the suffering in our own backyard here in South Bend.