The American Junior Red Cross

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					Did you know that The American Junior Red Cross has been running in conjunction
with The American Red Cross since 1917, and that young people aged up to 24 years
comprise over a third of all American Red Cross members?

There are numerous ways in which members of The American Junior Red Cross are
creating a change in our communities. A small number of these are explained below.

· Young people are disciplined to become involved in several areas of The American
Red Cross Disaster Services, such as community disaster preparation, and disaster
response through involvement in The American Red Cross disaster action teams and
youth disaster corps.

· Junior American Red Cross members actively participate in leadership roles through
their membership of clubs, councils, and local committees. They also go to leadership
development camps and play a role in national advisory groups of The American Red

· American Junior Red Cross members are actively being reminded to take part in
health and safety education classes. By acquiring the skills of CPR, first aid, and
discovering water safety, young people are prepared to serve as teachers and

· American Junior Red Cross members are able to donate blood from the age of 17.
However their involvement in donation programs does not conclude there. They
provide help with blood donation campaigns in an assortment of ways such as
recruiting donors, setting up appointments, and serving refreshments.

· Members of The American Junior Red Cross devise fund raising programs through
their schools, and educate young students about disaster preparedness.

A definitive example how schools have assisted The American Red Cross comes from
the Western Illinois Chapter who account that eight classes from Neilson School
raised $264.23 to go towards disaster services catered by the Western Illinois Chapter.

You can make your own contribution by donating a used vehicle to The American Red
Cross, such as a car or even a boat on a trailer. The vehicle you donate does not even
need to be functional. The earnings from the resale of the vehicle will guarantee that
the critical work of this charity proceeds.

Looking to make a big positive impact on your local community? Consider vehicle
donation as a means. The process of donating your vehicle is made easy when you
follow the instructions at /redcross_donation/