DISASTER RELIEF AND COMMUNITY DISASTER EDUCATION
When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross is there. This year our team responded to 428 local disasters. We helped 614 affected families with emergency food, shelter and supplies.
Because being prepared can make your family and community safer and sometimes minimize injury and destruction, we provided disaster education presentations to over 29,000 individuals in the community to educate, equip and empower them to prevent and prepare for disasters or other life-threatening emergencies.
HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES
From first aid, CPR and AED training to swimming and lifeguarding, Red Cross programs help people lead safer and healthier lives. We taught 92,754 people life saving skills in classes throughout the region. The classes we offer to businesses, schools and individuals have prepared people to save lives throughout the region.
SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES
The American Red Cross provides communication between men and women in the military stationed away from home and their families. This year, we provided services and assistance to over 3,100 military families.
The international tracing program helps local families find relatives with whom they have lost contact because of a natural disaster, war or internal conflict.
88,810 people in the region were touched by Red Cross community services during the past year.