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Why Join ARC at Vanderbilt?

For those who are new to the American Red Cross, before you decide whether or not you want to be part of ARC, please consider these:

200 times a day, American Red Cross volunteers help a family who lost everything in a house fire or other disaster.
475 times a day, the Red Cross connects men and women who serve in the armed forces with their families.
21,000 times a day, someone receives a blood transfusion from a Red Cross donor.
43,000 times a day, a person receives life-saving Red Cross health, safety and preparedness training.
290,000 times a day, a child receives a measles vaccination from the Red Cross and our partners.
In less time than it took to read these statements, 150 lives were saved or served by the Red Cross.

(Quoted from Gail McGovern National Press Club Speech)

What is the American Red Cross?
the nation's premier emergency response organization
the second most recognized brand in the world
offering neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war
aiding victims of devastating natural disasters
the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States- over 4 million people donate blood through the American Red Cross every year
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people.
having more than 700 local chapter, 36 blood services regions and over half-a-million volunteers, among which over 169,000 are youth and young adults.
The American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

(cite from www.redcross.org)

About the American Red Cross at Vanderbilt:
The American Red Cross at Vanderbilt is one of the largest Red Cross campus clubs in the United State. We commit to extend the mission of the American Red Cross to Vanderbilt University and carries many Red Cross pilot projects from the National Youth council. We work very closely with Red Cross Nashville Chapter to provide health and safety training opportunities, disaster training opportunities, international service educations, and to sponsor blood drives. We also work closely with Active Citizenship and Service and other service organizations to do various community services in Nashville. Most importantly, we offer everyone a DIRECT opportunity to SAVE LIVES and to live a FULFILLING life! Please join us, right now right here!