American Red Cross Volunteer David Guth, who was virtually deployed, works helping to tell our story during Hurricane Ida.

Celebrate by donating on Red Cross Giving Day, March 23; giving blood; or volunteering 

“Communities are at their best when there are people helping people,” said American Red Cross volunteer David Guth. “Throughout the year the Red Cross provides people an opportunity to make a difference- whether that be in responding to a disaster, donating blood or providing a financial donation- we can make a difference in our local communities by being a part.”  

In March, the Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross is honoring the people who make its mission possible every day during its annual Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition started nearly 80 years ago when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first national Red Cross Month proclamation recognizing those who give back through the American Red Cross. Each U.S. president has issued a proclamation ever since.

“When emergencies strike, our community rallies together to help families and individuals when it matters most,” said Brittney Rochell, Regional Communications Director. “We honor this dedication during our Red Cross Month celebration, and we invite everyone to turn their compassion into action by donating, volunteering, giving blood or taking a lifesaving skills course. It’s the more than 3,000 volunteers along the Gulf Coast like David who help us each and every day serve our mission.”


Since, July 1, 2021, the Texas Gulf Coast region of the American Red Cross: 

  • Responded to over 1,000 disasters across the region: more than 700 of them being home fire disasters.
  • Helping nearly 1,100 families with Red Cross emergency assistance through disasters. 
  • Volunteers from the Texas Gulf Coast Region taught nearly 900 youth preparedness techniques and trained more than 765 community members through our Community Preparedness Engagement Program

Join Red Cross Month by visiting to make a financial donation, give blood, become a volunteer, or take a class in lifesaving skills, such as first aid and CPR. On March 23, you can also join our annual Red Cross Giving Day campaign by donating at to help provide shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance for people affected by disasters big and small.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.