June 2 was a great day and we want to thank you, our supporters, for turning your compassion into action. The first ever Red Cross Giving Day was a success because you were willing to step up and stand with us as we alleviate human suffering in the face of disaster. Your contribution will go a long way in helping us help others. Over 160 people from Colorado and Wyoming joined in the Giving Day effort resulting in over $19,000 in donations.
Nationally the Red Cross was humbled by the outpouring of generosity. Once again, Americans have joined together to support the Red Cross. Take a look at the infographic below to see the national results from our Giving Day campaign and feel proud that you were a part of the success.
We want to especially thank community leaders and philanthropists who pledged matching funds to help us make your donation stretch farther. Suncor Energy participated in Giving Day through a customer donation program at all of their Colorado retail gas stations from May 6-June 2. Other partners, including Ball Corporation and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado, promoted Giving Day to their employees to help the Red Cross reach our goal. Thank you to these local businesses, individuals, and foundations for partnering with us this Giving Day!