HonorSociety.org raises over $20,000 for the American Red Cross International Emergency Responses
WASHINGTON D.C. (April 1, 2014) – HonorSociety.org held a fundraising campaign this spring to raise money and awareness for the American Red Cross International Emergency Responses efforts. HonorSociety.org raised over $20,000 for the American Red Cross and those affected in disaster areas around the world.
The American Red Cross is currently responding to international disaster events that include the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, the Drought in Kenya, Crisis and Population Movement in Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, and the floods in Mozambique and Malawi.
“This is a great initiative and one that shows how HonorSociety.org helps and gives back,” said Mike Moradian, Executive Director of HonorSociety.org. “$20,000 is a big deal for a student organization.”
Over the past months, the drought in Kenya has worsened and the number of the food insecure population will surpass 1.5 million people. The American Red Cross is assisting the global Red Cross with food assistance young children, pregnant women, and the elderly.
The population of those affected by the floods in Mozambique and Malawi combined is about 782,000. Many have been displaced from their homes. Red Cross efforts for this area include food distribution and water sanitation materials.
An estimated 12.2 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. 7.6 million displaced people are especially at risk of illness and disease. The Red Cross contribution will support food assistance to those in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.
The Red Cross is providing assistance to those affected by the Ebola outbreak by providing disease prevention, education, psychosocial support, and safe and dignified burials. There are more than 4,000 active volunteers responding in West Africa.
HonorSociety.org is a national honor society that supports students throughout their college and professional careers. HonorSociety.org members have access to student services that include scholarships, test prep, career services and networking. Members of HonorSociety.org are campus leaders across the United States.