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Turning the State Red

By: Katie Payer Published: May 15th, 2014

This year the Red Cross of Colorado is celebrating its 100th birthday.  Over the past century, the Red Cross of Colorado has helped thousands of individuals and families in times of crisis, and has provided training and support to countless people.

At Young Americans, we are always talking about giving back, so we’ve partnered with the Red Cross during the month of May to help “Turn the State Red.”  We invite all our bank customers and program participants to join us in this campaign.

Come check out our Red Cross banner in our atrium.

Come check out our Red Cross banner in our atrium.

Showing our colors

On May 8th, our staff wore red to recognize “Turn the State Red” day.  We wanted to show our support for another fantastic nonprofit in the Colorado community, and spread the word about philanthropy.

If you’ve been to our building recently, you may have noticed that we’ve hung a giant banner in our atrium to support the Red Cross.  Come take a photo with the banner and send it to the Red Cross of Colorado – you’ll be on their website!

Doing your part

We wore red on May 8th!

We wore red on May 8th!

You can also participate in the Century Celebration by donating at one of the canisters in Young Americans Bank.  Any bank customer donating money will receive either a Red Cross pin or a necklace to take home.  It’s our way of getting all our customers involved.  If you’re donating, consider what your donation in these amounts can do:

$1.00 – Provides 1 snack – The snacks are provided by Red Cross workers and distributed at shelters or through mobile feeding in communities by Red Cross emergency response vehicles.

$2.50 – Provides 1 comfort kit containing hygiene items – Comfort kits, stored and ready for distribution nationwide, contain the basic personal supplies someone would need in the aftermath of a disaster. The kit contains deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial tissues, wash cloth, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, comb, razor and shaving cream.

$5.00 – Provides 1 blanket – Blankets, stored and ready for distribution nationwide are typically given to people in pairs for padding their cot in shelters and covering themselves while sleeping.

Please come in and join in the Red Cross of Colorado campaign.  We look forward to receiving your donations to pass along, and for seeing your red!

 

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