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 WorkRed 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.
Who We AreFrom 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.
Our Mission & Values
The principles that guide us in everything we do
Leadership and Board of Governors
The people who shape our organization and services
The congressional charter, bylaws and committees that are the pillars of our organization
Red Cross Ombudsman
The impartial channel for hearing & resolving concerns
Diversity & Inclusion Services
How we ensure our culture and services are open and inclusive
The story of the Red Cross - more than 130 years of service
How we work with the entertainment industry in support of our mission
Red Cross Stories
Testimonials on the value and impact of the Red Cross mission