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Heroes Campaign
You don’t need a cape or super powers to be a hero!

Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign that gives you the chance to make a big, lasting difference—and to be recognized for it, too! Heroes pledges to raise $1,000 each for the Red Cross during the campaign period. If you’re up for this challenge, you can raise the money personally, as an organization, or by hosting a fundraising event.

Why does the campaign exist?
Heroes help to spread the word about the services the Savannah Red Cross provides, and they also raise the money that supports local needs for disaster relief, health and safety education and more.

Where is this taking place?
Our goal is to implement this program in the entire 20 counties of the Savannah Chapter.

Evans County Heroes August Blaloc, Harold Rogers, and Jimmy Lanier

Who’s involved?
People who live in the Savannah regional counties and organizations they care about, such as, businesses, clubs, schools and religious institutions. Those with the most fundraising success are those who can involve a group of people to support their efforts.

How do I get involved?

Contact the Red Cross at 912-651-5309.

Ways to Get involved
Oversee the entire campaign, recruit leadership committee members, arrange for and run campaign meetings and provide support to campaign participants to ensure goals are met.

Recruit several Heroes for the American Red Cross and support them as they each raise $1,000 for the Red Cross over the campaign period.

Raise or donate a minimum of $1,000 during the campaign and help spread the word about local Red Cross services.

We recognize our Heroes in their local newspaper paper, invite them to campaign events, and make sure they know that they’re making a difference in the lives of the people who the Red Cross serves.

How do people fundraise?
You can raise money by any legal means that works for your group. Here are some examples that have worked well in the past:

  • Large business – Host a denim day, and charge your employees $5 to wear jeans for the day.
  • Fire departments and city officials – Host a boot drive on a couple busy corners for a morning.
  • Individuals – Send a letter to friends and family asking them to support your effort to become a Hero.
  • Small business – Donate 10% of your proceeds for the weekend.
  • Restaurant – Donate the proceeds from specific menu selections for a month.
  • Radio Station – Host an on-air drive.
  • School – Host a bake sale; organize a car wash; or read-a-thon and collect pledges per page.
  • University – Host a happy hour and charge admission.
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