From Horizon Hobby:
Horizon Hobby in corporation with Hobbies For Good presented a $25,000 check to the American Red Cross on Monday, July 19th, 2021. The gift of $25,000 was presented through Hobbies for Good, the community outreach charitable giving organization created by Horizon Hobby. The contribution from Hobbies for Good is designated to help support COVID-19 testing and blood drives in Illinois and California.
“Every day, the American Red Cross is in communities assisting people facing emergencies. We provide comfort, support and lodging for the family struck by a home fire. We help a deployed soldier get home for the birth of his child. We provide lifesaving blood to the patient battling cancer,” said Celena Roldan, regional chief executive officer of the Illinois Red Cross. “And our mission would not be possible without the ongoing support of donors. We are extremely grateful to Horizon Hobby for their partnership and generous gift in support of the Red Cross biomed mission.”
As the single largest provider of blood products in the U.S., the American Red Cross is uniquely positioned to respond to demands of the health care system during emergencies. It plays a critical role in making sure that those in need of blood – including people undergoing surgery, cancer patients, trauma victims, new mothers and premature babies – receive lifesaving transfusions from volunteer blood donors. Further, as the largest disaster response organizations in the country, the Red Cross provides critical disaster relief, and this funding – combined with donations from other generous donors – will help maintain the continuity of our critical blood supply and our vital disaster relief operations during this unprecedented pandemic.
Hobbies for Good selected the American Red Cross as their primary charity for 2020.
“We chose partnering with the American Red Cross because their mission is consistent with our tradition of service and support to the communities in which our employees live and work,” said Chris Dickerson, President of Horizon Hobby. “The Red Cross is one of the most recognizable organizations in the world, and we appreciate the skill and expertise they bring when people need it most. During this challenging time, we are pleased to join with them in reaching out to those in need.”