DALLAS, TEXAS — Cities across Dallas-Fort Worth will light up the night sky red, celebrating the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross, in honor of Red Cross Giving Day on Wednesday, March 23.
“Red Cross giving day is an opportunity to recognize the great work and amazing dedication of our volunteers and donors from our local community,” stated Keith Rhodes, CEO of Red Cross North Texas Region. “Turning the skyline red, reminds our community of the incredible possibilities that exist when people give back and give of themselves. The comradery and selfless acts this past week demonstrate that when we unite as a community, we can recover from anything including horrible wildfires and tornados that have impacted our region.”
Tonight, our skylines and streetscapes will turn their exterior lights red, highlighting the work and commitment of the Red Cross to respond to disasters, support members of our U.S. armed forces, collect blood needed for lifesaving procedures and provide lifesaving training.
Participating buildings turning the skyline red this year in Dallas include Bank of America Plaza, Omni Hotel, the AT&T Discovery District, Comerica Tower, KPMG and One Arts Plaza.
In Fort Worth, Sundance Square, the new City Hall and Will Rogers Memorial Coluseum Tower will be illuminated in red. The Abrams Street sculptures in downtown Arlington, Legacy West and the Toyota campus in Plano will also go red in celebration.
This March marks the 79th annual Red Cross Month, a national tradition started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1943, he issued a proclamation honoring the commitment of the Red Cross and raising awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission.
The help the Red Cross provides for people in need would not be possible without the care of our volunteers or the compassion of our donors. Visit What Is Giving Day 2022 | American Red Cross to find out how to get involved and:
- Join a volunteer team at the Red Cross
- Take a lifesaving skills class
- Make a financial donation
- Give Blood
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters, supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that saves lives, distributes international humanitarian aid, and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org/NorthTexas or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossNTX.