The American Red Cross works diligently everyday to help communities and individuals coping with disaster. The organization’s reach ranges from assisting those affected by natural catastrophes to helping train citizens in CPR and first aid skills.

Heroes for the American Red Cross is an annual campaign designed to help raise essential funds for this life-saving organization. Tomorrow night you can support the Red Cross through an evening of food and entertainment.

The charity event will take place Thursday, March 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Mizner Park. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception and delicious dinner stations, as well as silent and live auctions.

According to the American Red Cross, $2.50 provides one comfort kit (containing deodorant, a toothbrush and toothpaste, wash cloth, shampoo, lotion, comb, razor, shaving cream and more) for a disaster client.

Ten dollars provides a hot meal. Fifteen dollars covers the cost to care for a first responder for a day. That same amount also helps provide training for a Disaster Action Team member. Twenty dollars supplies a clean-up kit for a family (which includes a mop, broom, pail, scrub brush, disinfectant and other cleaning supplies). Fifty dollars can supply parents with diapers, wipes and soy formula for an infant. One thousand dollars can provide food and shelter to 20 individuals for one day.

Every dollar helps provide the necessary essentials for those in need.

Interested in helping? Tickets can be purchased $150 ($75 if you are under the age of 30).

For more information, please contact Jennifer Durrant at 561/650-9105 or jennifer.durrant@redcross.org.