We have been so moved by the outpouring of support for the flood victims in Tennessee, that we want to reward those who are helping our community. From now until June 1, if you donate $20 to one of the organizations below, we’ll hook you up with a Raven t-shirt of your choice!
The American Red Cross comes to the aid of those in need all across the country, and many times is the first organization on site in a disaster area. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, 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.
The Hands On Network helps organize volunteer efforts all across the globe. Singlehandedly responsible for organizing all of the flood volunteers here with their Hands On Nashville branch, the network is the largest volunteer network in the country and also has centers in 16 other countries. Together, they help organize roughly 30 million hours of volunteer service a year, including the close to 10,000 registered volunteers this week alone in the greater Nashville area.
Habitat For Humanity does amazing work around the world building homes for those in need. They have built over 350,000 houses globally, providing more than 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter utilizing volunteers and donations of money and materials.
AmeriCares is a global organization delivering medicine, medical supplies, and aid to people in crisis around the world. In just under 30 years, AmeriCares has provided $9 billion in aid to 147 different countries, including sending aid to those affected by the floods across the south.
To throw a special twist into this, for every $20 you donate to one of these awesome organizations, we’ll toss your name into a hat for a drawing for an iPad! So a donation of $40 would get your name in the hat twice, $60 three times, and so on. The only catch there is that we’ve got to get over $1,000 in overall donations before we can do the iPad giveaway, so tell your friends, family, coworkers, or anyone you think would look good in a Raven t-shirt. If we make it over that $1,000 threshold, we’ll draw a name on June 1 for that brand spankin’ new 16GB WiFi iPad! All you need to do is email us your donation confirmation (must be from May 11-31), along with your t-shirt choice, size, and address, and for every donation of $20 or more, we’ll make sure you get your shirt and your name into the iPad drawing.
Thanks again to everyone who gives back not only in their local communities, but around the world. Seeing that giving first hand has been nothing short of inspirational.