If you make a donation to the American Red Cross between now and Dec. 31, your gift will be doubled through the Southwest Florida Community Challenge.

The Red Cross has secured $100,000 in matching funds and now is seeking donations from the community to qualify for the additional funds. Red Cross CEO Megarie van Sickel said in a news release, “We know that these are difficult times for many families and businesses in our community, but the Red Cross has seen that when Americans are in need, America always responds. While the Community Challenge is an innovative way to make a difference while seeing your gift doubled, the leadership giving provided by the matching cabinet is the cornerstone to the success of the campaign.”