Every year in the United States, 70% of the American people give to charity. There are a number of reasons people give, not the least of which is that it feels good to make a difference in the lives of those who may not be as fortunate.
The non-profit sector in the United States is a thriving part of the economy, contributing an annual value of over $650 billion every year. So, many different non-profits across the country have as their mission the goal of making the community better off, of improving the lives of those who struggle and suffer. The American Red Cross was created for those very reasons.
The American Red Cross provides relief for families and individuals who are suffering in the form of food, shelter, blankets, and even blood. Perhaps you have seen the Red Cross bl