When I was in the Army, I had received a Red Cross message about a family situation while I was in Iraq. I greatly appreciated this message because otherwise I would have had no clue of what was going on at home. I was not able to return home due to the message, but just having the information was helpful.
I have always thought that the Red Cross was a wonderful organization and I am over joyed that they are celebrating their 100th anniversary.
-Erin Chacon, 28, Grand Junction
The American Red Cross provides emergency communications between local families and their deployed military family members. Find out more about our Service to the Armed Forces programs.