The NSSF Launches American Red Cross Fundraiser

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The NSSF announced its fundraising campaign to benefit the American Red Cross. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -( NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to announce that it has launched a fundraising campaign to benefit the American Red Cross. The fundraiser is the newest component of NSSF’s Gun Owners Care initiative.

NSSF launched the Gun Owners Care initiative at the 2020 SHOT Show to gather together the voices of the firearm-owning public and show our country that American firearm owners are good people doing good things for their families, their friends, their neighbors and their communities. The initiative was and continues to be well-received and gained immediate traction with members of the firearm industry and consumers across the board.

“Our industry has shown exceptional generosity in the wake of the pandemic and other difficulties our country has been experiencing,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “We’ve seen our manufacturers convert their plant machinery to make face shields and hand sanitizer, and their employees have fed first responders and stocked community food banks. All of us in the firearm industry care deeply for our home communities and our country, and we believe this fundraiser for the American Red Cross will show everyone how much Gun Owners Care.”

The mission of the American Red Cross is to provide aid and relief whenever and wherever tragedy strikes. Whether it’s a fire that devastates a block of city row houses, a hurricane that floods the South or wildfires ravaging a rural western town, the Red Cross can be counted on to provide critical resources to those affected. The organization also provides global aid to vulnerable citizens in developing countries and critical support to our U.S. military members and their families. Of course, the Red Cross is also the backbone of the process of collecting blood donations and distributing them to medical facilities everywhere.

“The American Red Cross needs your help to deliver their lifesaving mission perhaps now more than ever,” said Bartozzi. “I’m asking everyone in the firearm industry to please join us in donating today. Our goal is to raise $10,000 over the next three months—and if everything our industry members have given over the past few months is any indication, I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see that goal far exceeded.”

In addition to monetary donations, which go directly to the American Red Cross when made through NSSF’s page, NSSF encourages members of the firearm industry to donate blood, which is also a desperate need for the Red Cross. Entering a zip code in the indicated box here reveals the nearest donation sites, and it also provides information on how all blood donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies, which is key to ending this health crisis and preventing a resurgence.

National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout The National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.

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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 year ago

But the Red Cross is anti-gun. Why would you do that NSSF?
Just Google “Red Cross anti-gun”.
“Red Cross cancels blood drive planned for New Hudson gun shop”Use of weapons – International Committees of the Red CrossInternational humanitarian law governs the choice of weapons and prohibits or restricts the use of certain weapons. The ICRC plays a leading role in the promotion and development of law regulating the use of weapons.”
International Committees of the Red Cross
“Red Cross Worker asks Blood Donors “Do You Own A Gun?”

Westside (@westside)
1 year ago

I quit supporting the Red Cross over ten years ago after seeing the minuscule amount of their funding that actually reaches those in need. They could have been run by Wayne LaPierre. I also quit the NRA when they helped write and pass the Brady bill.

My “protests” have accomplished little, but at least I feel better. Same with Dick’s.

Arny (@dmaxter)
1 year ago

I keep seeing crates of cash earmarked with a Red Cross insignia on a ship heading to who knows where n a video ? Possibly cash being smuggled ? Or some of that Obama cash heading to Iran ? It was about that time I saw the video. It’s also possible it was BS ? But as you say they have been caught red handed. What they have gotten away with ? I’m sure there’s some good people in the org. But I highly doubt donations will sway their opinion of gun owners. Which I could care less what they… Read more »