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Meet August’s 3 Degree Guarantee recipient: American Red Cross of Southwest Virginia

Each month, 10 News selects a charity to donate to based on the accuracy of our forecasts

American Red Cross employee Darryl Thompson Jr. sanitizes a blood bed during an American Red Cross blood drive to help alleviate a blood supply shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The speedway plans to hold a total of four blood drives due to a lack of donated blood and facilities large enough to collect it while observing social distancing guidelines. Many blood drives across the United States have been canceled as a result of the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
American Red Cross employee Darryl Thompson Jr. sanitizes a blood bed during an American Red Cross blood drive to help alleviate a blood supply shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The speedway plans to hold a total of four blood drives due to a lack of donated blood and facilities large enough to collect it while observing social distancing guidelines. Many blood drives across the United States have been canceled as a result of the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

ROANOKE, Va. – It’s time to announce our new 3 Degree Guarantee charity!

This month, the American Red Cross of Southwest Virginia will benefit from the accurate forecasts of Your Local Weather Authority.

The American Red Cross provides compassionate care to those in need through disaster relief, supporting military families, lifesaving blood donations, health and safety services and international services.

The organization is best known for its blood drives, which help to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply for emergencies. Nearly 4 million people donate blood to the Red Cross annually.

However, from home fires to hurricanes, the organization also helps individuals and families that may be displaced after emergencies hit. Unfortunately, we see a good amount of families displaced after residential fires, but donations to this charity help those families in need.

As a reminder, here’s how the 3 Degree Guarantee works:

  • If our forecasted temperature for a given day is within 3 degrees of the actual temperature, we’ll donate $10 to a specific charity
  • If our forecasted temperature is exactly on the dot, we’ll donate $100 to a specific charity

Click here to stay up-to-date with how we’re doing on our forecasts


About the Author:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.