Red Cross provides assistance to people in need … free
of charge … every single day! Your contribution
means a great deal to the organization … but even more
to the families who rely on the Red Cross to help them
through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
ongoing support we can continue to keep America strong
through our various programs including; Disaster Relief
Services, Family Emergency Services, Domestic Preparedness
for Bioterrorism, Critical Lifesaving Services, and
24-hour military assistance.
Red Cross is not a government agency, we must rely on
the generosity of the American public. With your ongoing
support, we will continue to be there providing people
in crisis … relief for today and hope for tomorrow.
card donations can be made via any browser supporting
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and others. If your browser doesn't support https, you
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the Mid-Michigan Chapter.
or Toll Free
1-888-tap-help (1-888-827-4357), ext. 325
Send a check to the Mid-Michigan Chapter.
Make your check out to the American
1800 E Grand River Avenue
PO Box 30101
Lansing, MI 48909-7601
Thank you for your interest in and generous
support of the American Red Cross. Electronic
delivery of stock shares is the most secure and
expedient delivery process available and provides
efficient internal control as well as cost savings.
However, you may also transfer certificates directly.
To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please
use the following instructions.
The following information will enable your
broker to facilitate an electronic transfer
Baker, Watts, Inc.
Center, Suite 190
S. Hagadorn Rd.
Lansing, MI 48823
Delivered by Mail
Mail your unendorsed certificate(s)
and stock power, in separate envelopes, by
registered mail, to:
Power Form is provided for your convenience.
Notification of Donor Intent--
Regardless of the method chosen to deliver
a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring
broker must provide the following information,
for audit and acknowledgment purposes:
name and complete address
Name and number of securities transferred
Specific Red Cross program to which gift
should be directed, if any
You may provide
a letter, call or send an e-mail to communicate
this information at time of transfer to:
American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
Attn: Terry Hickey
1800 E. Grand River Ave.
The Red Cross is unable to accept small,
individual donations or collections of items
such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies.
The cost to sort, package and distribute
these types of donations to a disaster victims
is almost always greater than the cost of
purchasing the items locally, and it is
logistically impossible to distribute a
wide variety of individual items in a meaningful
way. Because of these cost and logistical
concerns, we recommend that you support
your community by donating these items to
an organization that is equipped to put
them to the best possible local use.
Offers of sizeable, bulk donations are reviewed
to determine if they meet a current need
for disaster victims that can be addressed
by the Red Cross. Bulk donations are typically
new, shrink-wrapped and palletized items,
and they are transported by the donor.
If you would like to discuss this type of
donation, please contact Terry
Hickey at 517-702-3325.
donations of food can be accepted at our
Regional Food Distribution Center.
you would like to discuss this type of donation,
please contact Dave
Karr at 517-321-6807.
Donate Spare Change
Donate Now to the
American Red Cross at Coinstar machines
Just by bringing your spare change to the
grocery store, you can help the American
Red Cross bring relief to disaster victims
in your area and across the country.
If half of those American living within
2 miles of a Coinstar machine donated just
$1 in spare change to the Red Cross, it
would raise more than $65 million to support
American Red Cross lifesaving services in
the Coinstar machine nearest you. (Please
note that some Coinstar machines are not
yet equipped with the donation option. To
confirm that your grocery store can accept
donations to the American Red Cross, please
Learn more about
spare change can help save lives.
Donate Airline Miles
mile agreements have been set up with several major
airlines which allow individuals to donate frequent
flyer miles to the American Red Cross. These miles will
aid Red Cross disaster workers in fulfilling the organization's
promise to the public that we'll be there to provide
relief whenever and wherever disaster strikes.
find a list of the participating airlines and information
about the charitable mile agreements. Individuals who
wish to donate their frequent flyer miles to the Red
Cross may do so by contacting the appropriate airline
FlightFund members may donate their miles in 5000-mile
increments into the Miles of Hope program. FlightFund
members who wish to participate in this program should
call the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691
or visit the America West Web site at http://www.americawest.com/flightfund/myffaccount/ff_donationform.asp.
Continental frequent flyers may donate their OnePass
miles to the Red Cross by visiting the airline's Web
site at http://www.continental.com/onepass/oDonateMiles.asp?SID=D689DA99D3D34F2D8981C6DC208C8B75
Those interested in making a donation may also contact
the air line via phone at 1-800-621-7467.
WorldPerks members who wish to contribute miles to the
Red Cross should contact Northwest directly at 1-800-327-2881.
Please note that the initial donation must be a minimum
of 5,000 miles, and larger donations may be made in
1,000-mile increments. For more information please visit
As part of
its AirCares program, Northwest Airlines runs a promotion
through which its customers can donate $50 to the Red
Cross and receive 500 WorldPerks bonus frequent flyer
miles in return. Interested donors should make their
contribution directly to the Red Cross. Upon receiving
a receipt for the donation from the Red Cross, donors
may forward a copy of it, along with their WorldPerks
account number, to Northwest. The frequent flyer account
will be credited by the airline. For more information
on this promotion, donors may call Northwest directly
at 1-800-327-2881 or write to:
5101 Northwest Drive
St. Paul, MN 55111-3034
Mileage Plus members can make donations to the Red Cross
through United Airline's Mileage Plus Charity program.
The minimum mileage requirement for a donation is 1,000
miles and all donated miles will be used strictly for
disaster-related travel. All donations should be made
through the Mileage Plus Service Center, which can be
reached at 1-800-421-4655. Additional information is
available at http://www.ual.com/page/article/0,,1363,00.html.
Red Cross provide free flights through airline agreements
for people requiring travel due to medical needs, family
deaths or other reasons?
donated through these agreements are accepted and utilized
solely for disaster- related travel purposes in support
of Red Cross disaster response. Travel assistance to
families that have been affected by disasters is handled
through individual case work and needs assessments,
performed by national disaster personnel or local Red
Red Cross receives requests to use these donated air
miles from individuals in need of free travel assistance
due to a medical or other personal emergency, such as
a death in the family. Due to the restrictions mentioned
above, however, miles donated to the Red Cross cannot
be opened up to individuals or groups with travel needs
that are beyond the scope of the Red Cross mission.
however, other organizations whose mission supports
certain types of emergency travel for individuals and
families in need. Provided below is a link to an assortment
of travel assistance organizations that can be used
as referrals for individuals seeking donated travel
for needs that are beyond what the Red Cross can support.
Provided for each organization is information on the
scope of their work (whether they provide services nationally
or just in a particular region), a description of their
services and mission, and phone numbers and Web site
address (when available).
listed specialize in the type of travel assistance they
provide, such as medical transport only, while others
will arrange emergency transportation for a number of
crisis situations. Refer to the descriptions provided
in the link below or the agency Web sites to determine
the specific travel needs each supports. **Please
note that these are referrals only and do not guarantee
assistance from these organizations in any way.
ON TRAVEL ASSISTANCE CHARITIES
Red Cross ship my items to areas that I have an interest
in if they have free shipping resources available?
Red Cross is only able to handle the coordination and
shipping of items that are to be used as part of its
core programs and services, and have been identified
as needed items that the Red Cross will distribute or
provide. The Red Cross is not authorized to ship
items for other purposes outside its mission nor can
it serve as an authorized 501(c)3 or "consignee" in
order to assist someone in getting items into a country
or area requiring customs clearance. There are some
government and other programs that provide free shipping
overseas through an application and review process,
and the public is encouraged to research those options.