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American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter  
Instructions: Gifts of Stock
Thank you for your interest in and generous support of the American Red Cross. Electronic delivery of stock shares is the most secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. However, you may also transfer certificates directly. To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please use the following instructions.

Notification of Donor Intent

Regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information, for audit & acknowledgment purposes:

      Donor's name and complete address
      Name and number of securities transferred
      Specific Red Cross program to which gift should be directed, if any
You may use the donation form, provide a letter, or send an e-mail to communicate this information at time of transfer to:
      E. Reid Brau, Executive Director
      American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter
      4221 Linwood Avenue
      Shreveport, LA 71108
      Fax: (318) 868-4111
      E-mail: [email protected]
Securities Delivered Electronically

The following information will enable your broker to facilitate an electronic transfer of stock:

Brokerage:  Merrill Lynch
401 Edwards Street, Suite 600
Shreveport, LA 71101
DTC Number: 5198
Account Name:  American Red Cross (Tax ID # 72-04381 59)
Account Number:  583-04468

Securities Delivered By Mail

Mail your unendorsed certificate(s) and stock power, in separate envelopes, by registered mail, to:

American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter
Attn: E. Reid Brau
4221 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108