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One day can change the lives of an individual, a family, a business or an entire community when disaster strikes — leaving them feeling helpless. One day can also make all the difference when people come together to change lives for the better.

On April 26, the American Red Cross is encouraging people to come together for its third annual Giving Day to support its urgent humanitarian needs, provide comfort and hope where it’s needed most and inspire the single largest day of Red Cross giving outside of major disasters. The theme for this year’s event is #Help1Family.

The American Red Cross is Delta’s longest-standing nonprofit partner, which has allowed the airline and its employees and customers to help those in need for more than 75 years. To support its partner, Delta encourages employees to join the campaign by donating to #Help1Family.

“Delta's ongoing partnership allows the airline, our customers and our employees to always be there to help those in need,” said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director — Community Engagement. “Supporting the #Help1Family campaign gives our employees the opportunity to help those who are affected by crisis around the world and truly make a difference in the lives of others.”

Throughout the year, Delta employees give blood at corporate blood drives, making Delta the largest corporate blood donor in the Southeast and ranked No. 3 nationwide, donating 8,132 pints of blood during 2016.

Also, Delta is an Annual Disaster Giving Program participant at the $1 million level, allowing the organization to be strategic and proactive in disaster response. 

The American Red Cross is the U.S.’ premier provider of disaster relief, blood, health and safety services. The organization provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world, and trains millions of people in first aid, water safety and other lifesaving skills. The Red Cross has the largest network of humanitarian volunteers, with 13 million in 187 countries, and responds to a community disaster every eight minutes. 

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