by Catherine Carlton, volunteer contributor
Make a Difference Day is a big deal at Red Cross, and it’s not.
It’s a big deal because so many people come together to support helping those in need. It’s not, because the Red Cross makes a difference in people’s lives every day.
My reason for giving is because life has taught me that you never know when it might be “your turn” to turn to the community for help.
For me, giving back is a priority.
The Red Cross mission is: “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”
It’s the kind of mission that you can easily understand and want to be a part of. You want to help make a difference in alleviating suffering.
Be it a fire, a floor, a tornado or earthquake, the Red Cross is often the first one there to make a difference.
You can make a difference, too. You just have to choose what you want to do. It’s easy. Start with a day: today. You’ll see how easy and fullfilling it is, and eventually it won’t be just a day.