Student-Led Giving Options

american red cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.

house damage american red cross
When the unexpected happens, insurance companies help people put their lives back together. Unfortunately, some families aren’t properly insured—either because they can’t afford insurance, or simply don’t understand why insurance is so important. When a disaster occurs, American Red Cross is a place to turn. The American Red Cross also teaches people to prevent and prepare for disasters.  

habitat for humanity

Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org.

For most people, buying a home is a dream-come-true; it’s also the biggest investment they may ever make. Insurance helps people protect their investment and their dream. Yet what about the people who work hard but can’t afford a home of their own? Habitat for Humanity protects the dream of home ownership by building affordable homes for people in your community.

And, home ownership does a lot more than help one family; studies show homeowners strengthen communities. Homeowners care about local issues such as crime prevention and school levies. In communities where homeownership is high, the local economy tends to be stronger. Habitat for Humanity has been building homes since long before the start of the “housing crisis” we hear about on the news. In recent years many Habitat chapters have also rehabbed condemned and foreclosed homes.  

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