When you need them or when you don’t siblings tend to be someone you can count on. Through the good, bad, and the ugly they are intended to be a built-in best friend for life. They are there for the best and worst parts of our lives. Siblings don’t always have to be your brother and sister; it can be a best friend that has become your soul sister or like the famous saying goes, “a brother from another mother.”

The Sister Red Cross Societies purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation, and lasting peace amongst all people. Much like a sibling, The Red Cross has many sister societies all over the world. The closest one to us in Texas is the Red Cross in Mexico society. These societies exist, to help not only their countries but also help others around the world when they are needed.

Back in 2016, the Mexico society stepped in to help Houstonians whose homes had been affected by the flooding. Just like the American Red Cross and the Mexico Red Cross, the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement are other sister societies that helps those facing disaster, conflict and health and social problems. We all may be know by different names but at the end of the day we are all related and share the same mission, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. It is important to remember on National Sibling Day to always help your brother and sister especially when they need you the most.

Sing up to be a volunteer with the American Red Cross and make a difference: https://rb.gy/nx8f9

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 https://rb.gy/1fiss or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossTXGC, Facebook @RedCrossTXGC or Instagram @txgulfcoastredcross