Two Ways to Give to the American Red Cross as we Approach the Holiday Season

Posted on November 18, 2023

Double Your Impact in November!

Salem, OR (November 17, 2023) In this season of giving, the American Red Cross in Salem is partnering with Marion Polk Food Share to launch the first of what we hope will be many joint food and blood drives. We’ll be working together to give back to the community in a truly life changing way.

What you can do from now until November 27: 

  • Donate nonperishable food items at our Red Cross office and blood donation center at 1860 Hawthorne Ave NE in Salem, just north of I-5 and Market Street.
  • Make a blood donation appointment at the same location:

“Our humanitarian missions and dedicated volunteers are working together to provide for people in need in our communities,” explained Stephen Grady with the Salem Red Cross.  “We look forward to seeing the positive impact in our community now and in the future.”

Each blood donation we collect can help save more than one life. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and the need for blood does not slow down during the holidays.

Food donations stay right here in our community to help feed kids, families, and seniors who must choose between food and other life necessities. Just last year Marion Polk Food Share provided more than 8 million meals in the community and provided more than 800 meals each day for seniors and disabled adults.

Help make an impact and add saving lives to your list of great accomplishments.  This is an opportunity to maximize your giving during this season. To learn more about this partnership and to make a blood donation appointment visit


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood and is the primary blood supplier to 65 hospitals throughout Washington and Oregon; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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