Friday, March 13, 2009

American Red Cross- Louisville Area Chapter Facebook Contest Update!

Hello everyone! Our Facebook Recruiting Contest is entering a second week and still going strong! Thank you to everyone who has recruited friends and joined our cause.

In the last seven days, you’ve been busy. You’ve recruited over 200 new friends to the American Red Cross- Louisville Area Chapter cause. Imagine what you can do over the next three weeks.

In the last seven days, we’ve been busy too. Our staff and volunteers gave assistance and relief to 8 families who had their homes destroyed by fire, trained 293 people in life-saving health and safety courses, helped 856 military families communicate with their loved ones overseas, and collected and delivered 3289 units of blood to local hospitals. Imagine what we do in a full year.

Joining our cause helps show how much the American Red Cross means to you and our Kentuckiana communities. The Hall of Fame on our home page shows our all-time ambassadors, but this contest just includes the month of March! So far we’ve had 44 people participate in the contest. Christy Weaver leads the way with 22 recruits, and 10 people have recruited 10 or more friends. Keep it up! The top three recruiters for the month of March win prizes! (first- ARC Eton emergency radio, second- ARC family first aid kit, third- ARC travel tote). Check it out at

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Join Our Facebook Recruiting Challenge for Red Cross Month!

Across the United States, March is recognized as American Red Cross Month. Communities depend on the Red Cross in times of need, and the Red Cross depends on the support of the American people to achieve its mission of helping Americans prevent, prepare for, and respond to large and small disasters.

This year we’re focusing on the volunteers and employees who demonstrate that compassion and generosity, and the we need your help to send a message to them about how much the Red Cross means to you. In honor of Red Cross Month, we’re holding a Facebook Cause recruitment challenge during the month of March. How high can we go? 500 members? 1000 members? It’s up to you.

Show your support for your Louisville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross by inviting your friends in Kentuckiana to our cause! As a little incentive, we’ll be giving away three prize packages (first place: Eton FR400 Red Cross Weather Radio; second place: family first aid kit; third place: Red Cross lunch tote, travel mug, and pocket first aid kit) to the three people who recruit the most new members during the month of March. To invite your friends, head on over to our Facebook cause (, join it, and click the Invite button below our logo. Good luck!