When you think of the American Red Cross, what do you think of? Do you think emergency preparedness plans? Disaster relief? CPR training? Installing and testing smoke alarms? Blood drives? If you answered yes to any of those questions you are right, the Red Cross does all that and so much more!
The truth is, not many people really think about the Red Cross until they need help. But the Red Cross is constantly working, training and getting ready every day to act when you need them most - in a time of disaster. As one of our Community Partners, Sun King works closely with our friends at our Indiana Red Cross chapter. We love what they do so much we made March Red Cross month at Sun King! Instead of taking tips in our tap rooms downtown or in Fishers, our staff donates every penny to organizations we feel are doing the best work in Indianapolis. For all of March, our tip jar donations from our downtown and Fishers tasting rooms go directly to the Red Cross. On Community Give Back Thursdays, we donate $1 from every growler fill to the Red Cross. We even hosted a blood drive on at our brewery to kick the month off!
With the unseasonal amount of flooding occurring in Northern Indiana, the Indiana Red Cross has been crucial in the relief and rebuilding efforts of these Hoosier communities. Due to their increased need and focus on the flooding in Northern Indiana, the Red Cross has been stretched thin and is in desperate need of blood and resources. To find out more information on how to donate money or blood to help support the Northern Indiana flooding relief please click here.
It’s not just local, either. According to the Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds! Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all require blood. All blood types are needed. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The process is fast and easy, and you could save someone’s life! To find a local donation center close to you, click here!
You can also head over to the Indiana the Red Cross (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) or Sun King social media handles to find out more cool facts and amazing work the Red Cross does in the whole state of Indiana. If you want to help, you can join the hundreds of thousands of people who have performed extraordinary acts of generosity so the American Red Cross can help those in need. The Indiana Red Cross truly is enriching the lives of Hoosiers, and we are proud partners and supporters of their mission.