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About Us

We Are The American Red Cross - Sleeves Up. Hearts Open. All In.

Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.

Our Work

Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.

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    Disaster Relief
    Learn how we help families and communities recover from disasters

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    Lifesaving Blood
    Learn about our blood donation processes, requirements, hosting opportunities and more

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    Training & Certification
    Learn about our health & safety courses for individuals and companies

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    International Services
    Learn how we deliver aid and support programs around the world

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    Military Families
    Learn how we help service members, veterans and their families

Who We Are

From the mission, fundamental principles and business practices that guide our organization, to the history of our service for more than a century, get to know the Red Cross.

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    Our Mission & Values
    The principles that guide us in everything we do

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    Leadership and Board of Governors
    The people who shape our organization and services

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    Governance
    The congressional charter, bylaws and committees that are the pillars of our organization

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    Red Cross Ombudsman
    The impartial channel for hearing & resolving concerns

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    Diversity & Inclusion Services
    How we ensure our culture and services are open and inclusive

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    Our History
    The story of the Red Cross - more than 130 years of service

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    Celebrity Supporters
    How we work with the entertainment industry in support of our mission

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    Red Cross Stories
    Testimonials on the value and impact of the Red Cross mission

News and Events

Stay informed, friend or follow us, and access important information and resources.

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    Latest News
    Keep up with Red Cross news, events and media coverage

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    Weather Red Report
    Watch our weekly segments about preparedness that air on The Weather Channel

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    Connect With Us
    Engage with the Red Cross on Facebook, Twitter and more

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    Publications
    View our disaster response updates, annual reports and other financial documents

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    Media Resources
    Access Red Cross experts and assets for press and other media outlet needs

Careers

Join our team. Learn about the many rewards of building your career with the Red Cross.

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    Search for Jobs
    Explore our available positions throughout the country

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    Benefits
    Learn about Total Rewards, our commitment to our employees

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    Culture & Values
    Learn about the shared values that motivate our staff and volunteers

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    Career Services for Veterans
    Use our MOS Translator to find your ideal fit at the Red Cross

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    University Programs & Internships
    Learn about our unique opportunities for students and graduates