Linda Mathes of the American Red Cross Explains Why Your Support Is So Important

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With numerous hurricanes, wildfires and the mass shooting in Las Vegas, 2017 will be remembered as a disaster-filled year. Through it all, the Red Cross was there helping people by providing food, shelter and other necessary supplies. The organization relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors and uses 91 cents of every dollar to help deliver those services. Linda Mathes, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, explains why your contributions are so crucial to their mission.