Arkansas Red Cross's Fundraising
1:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

You Can Be A Hero Today With The American Red Cross In Arkansas

Credit redcross.org

You don’t need a cape to be a hero.

Friday, April 5, is the Red Cross Hero Day.

The American Red Cross said anyone who donates or raises $1,000 during a campaign is a hero.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, volunteers and heroes will be at different locations to raise donations which will be used to support local Disaster Relief.

The locations are:

In Little Rock, at Pleasant Ridge Town Center and Promenade Shopping Center at Chenal.

In Conway, at Belk.

And In Hot Springs at Sam’s Club.

Spokeswoman Brigette Williams said it’s not just for victims of Tornadoes and Hurricanes.

“A lot of people are surprised to learn that we help families, on average four times a day across state, that are affected by residential fires. And they can be just as devastating as a tornado. If your home is gone, it’s gone. So the cost is really irrelevant. Our Disaster Teams are there be at 2 a.m. or 2 p.m. to help them with emergency shelter as well as replacing clothing and food,” said Williams.

Williams said the Red Cross has also helped provide a canteen for the victims of the Oil Spill in Mayflower at the night of the spill, though ExxonMobil is covering expenses for homeowners.

Williams also said that there is a possibility of severe weather next week and Red Cross is providing a Red Cross Tornado App for tips on what to do before, during and after a tornado.

To learn more about being a Hero with the American Red Cross in Arkansas Chapter, click here.