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Think about helping the Red Cross this Giving Tuesday

Posted: 8:06 AM, Dec 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 08:06:50-05
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CINCINNATI — Giving Tuesday is meant to encourage people to give back to their community, and the Red Cross is asking people to think about helping them help others.

Several major disasters in the the area, including the tornado and mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, have put a strain on Red Cross resources.

Stephanie Byrd, regional CEO for the Red Cross, said the organization needs volunteers and financial support right now to help them continue to provide aid to people in need.

"Financial support for our mission is absolutely critical," Byrd said. "We rely on the generosity of our community here and across the country."

If you want to give to the Red Cross around this time of year, you can donate or sign up to volunteer with the organization here .