The Hawaii Red has a number of activities planned for Red Cross Month, including:
Awesome Online Auction (March 1 – 16)
Shop ‘til you drop. Go to www.hawaiiredcross.org to bid on a trip to anywhere Hawaiian Airlines flies – Australia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Tahiti. There are trips to the West Coast, Las Vegas, and neighbor islands; and hotel stays in London, Dublin, and San Francisco. Golf, restaurants, shopping,– you name it, we got it. Great deals for a great cause!
Zippy’s Promotion (March and April)
During the months of March and April, Zippy’s will be raising funds for the Hawaii Red Cross. You can help by:
• Purchasing their new Kokua Pac (Korean Chicken, Portuguese Sausage, hot dog, spam, on rice) and 25 cents of each purchase will be donated.
• Purchasing a Red Cross sign at their counters for $1 (all proceeds go to the Red Cross)
• Making a customer donation in canisters available at Zippy’s restaurants
In addition, their keiki menu for March and April will include disaster preparedness tips for the family.
Pizza Hut/Taco Bell Promotion (March 1-11)
If you purchase either of the items below, $1 will be donated to the Hawaii Red Cross.
Pizza Hut: Extra Large Stuffed Crust Pizza
Taco Bell: Box Meals (2 to choose from -- Beefy Crunch Burrito, Crunchwrap, Taco & a Medium Drink or Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Burrito Supreme, Taco and a Medium Drink).
Papa-John Promotion (month of March)
During March, Papa John’s will have customer donation canisters at their stores. All collections will go to the Hawaii Red Cross. In addition, on Wednesday, March 28, Papa John’s will be having a special pizza night promotion. Mention the Red Cross promotion that night, fill out a form (also available on Papa John’s website) and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross
7-11 Promotion (month of March)
During March, 7-11 stores have customer donation canisters at their stores. All collections will go to the Hawaii Red Cross.
Circle K Promotion (month of March)
Circle K stores below have collection canisters at their stores. All collections will go to the Hawaii Red Cross
Oahu: Circle K Nimitz Hwy and Circle K Royal Kunia
Maui: Circle K Maui
Hats Off Event (Friday through Sunday, March 30, 31 and April 1)
Saturday, March 31: off duty fire fighters, military service members and other volunteers will be collecting donations in hats at various locations statewide. Volunteers will also be at all Walmart stores statewide March 30, 31 and April 1st.
The Hawaii Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity and aloha spirit of Hawaii’s people to help us help others.
Other Ways to Help
Go to www.hawaiiredcross.org to donate or volunteer. Call 739-8109 for credit card donations or send a check to the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816.
During March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides.
“Please remember those who need our help and support the Red Cross by making a donation, becoming a volunteer, or taking a class,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Red Cross. “We want to thank everyone for their generosity, which has enabled us help people here at home, across the United States, and around the world.”
March is Red Cross Month, first proclaimed in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since that time, every president, including President Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in this country, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families – in war zones, military hospitals and on military installations around the world; and trains more than 9 million people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills every year.
Here in Hawaii, the Hawaii Red Cross responded to local emergencies every 3-4 days, assisted over 2,000 military families with emergency communication during times of crisis and trained over 33,000 people in lifesaving skills. “2012 marks the 95th anniversary of the Red Cross in Hawaii, and we are celebrating the fact that we’ve been here in the islands since 1917. Red Cross Month is a great time for people to support our mission,” Ms. Matayoshi said.
About American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter
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The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It accomplishes this mission through services that are consistent with its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross movement.
The Hawaii State Chapter responds continually to large and small disasters throughout the State of Hawaii. The Red Cross is the only volunteer organization charged, by federal Congressional Charter, with responding during disasters to provide for the immediate emergency needs of families and individuals. In addition, the Chapter prepares individuals and businesses to be more prepared for emergencies and to initiate appropriate action to ensure the health and safety of those around them and themselves.
The American Red Cross is not a government agency. We depend on the aloha spirit of giving from our community to help others in need.
The Hawaii State Chapter consists of the Chapter headquarters, four branch offices (East Hawaii, West Hawaii, Kauai and Maui) and four military service centers (Hickam Air Force Base, Schofield Barracks, Kaneohe Marine Corp Base and Tripler Army Medical Center).
Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross is one of the oldest human service organizations in the United States. In 1905, the U.S. Congress chartered the Red Cross to help relieve the suffering caused by disasters. Over the years, we have become part of the very fiber of the community and Americans have grown to expect and rely on our swift, professional assistance through a national volunteer corps of more than 1.44 million people. The American Red Cross is one of more than 145 member nations that comprise the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, 967 chapters make up the American Red Cross.
Although 1917 is the official date that the first American Red Cross chapter was chartered in Hawaii, Red Cross work began as early as 1898, when some 300 women, including Princess Kaiulani, organized a Red Cross society to aid the sick and wounded soldiers stopping here on transports from the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
Today, the Hawaii State Chapter is a leader in health and safety training. Red Cross disaster volunteers respond regularly to house and apartment fires, and are prepared for larger disasters like hurricanes, tsunamis, and floods.
Through its extensive use of trained volunteers, the American Red Cross has earned a reputation for being of one of the nation's most efficiently managed non-profit organizations, a distinction that has been recognized by publications such as Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Times and Money Magazine. The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross has over 4,000 volunteers - a volunteer-to-staff ratio of more than 10 to 1.
The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross is known for excellent stewardship of funds. We have always prided ourselves on providing services that do not duplicate the services of other non-profits organizations and proactively seeking ways to collaborate with other providers.
Sep 14, 1917: Queen Liliuokalani's secretary, Colonel Iaukea, presents a hand-sewn Red Cross flag to members of the local Chapter on the steps of Iolani Palace. This ceremony took place a few months after the Hawaii Chapter was officially chartered. At the Queen's suggestion, the flag flew over the palace and later hung in the Throne Room during World War I. Mrs. Henry Dawson accepts flag. Territorial Governor Lucius Pinkham is behind Iaukea.
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