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OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS PROVIDES:

  • 18,000 Snacks/Meals
  • 750 American Red Cross Volunteers just at our hospitals
  • Local Chapters gives support to US and World Disasters
  • 2,000 Overnight Shelter Stays
  • Blood supplied: 1,000 units per day, 289,000 units per year

 


Your Red Cross Serving Our Community

Your Red Cross Serving Our Community

DISASTER RELIEF AND COMMUNITY DISASTER EDUCATION

When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross is there.  This year our team responded to 429 local disasters. We helped 885 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 3,903 case services to military personnel/families.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

The international tracing program helps local families find relatives with whom they have lost contact because of a natural disaster, war or internal conflict.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

88,810 people in the region were touched by Red Cross community services during the past year.

 

 

 

 

5 Ways Your American Red Cross Helps Our  Community Everyday


  1. RESPONDS to disasters, large and small, down the street, across the country, around the world.
  2. PROVIDES the gift of life through voluntary blood donations.
  3. HELPS member of the U.S. Armed forces and their families.
  4. TRAINS thousands in lifesaving courses.
  5. PREPAIRS you and your neighbors to prevent and respond to emergencies.

5 Ways You Can Help Today

  1. You can volunteer
  2. You can give blood
  3. You can make a personal financial donation
  4. You can get trained
  5. You can become better prepared for emergencies

A Note About Volunteers:
We depend on volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to carry out our work. Volunteers constitute 97 percent of our total workforce; they serve as members of our board, act as instructors teaching lifesaving skills, participate as disaster action
team members, office administrators, event organizers and more.