Where Your Money Goes
A Devastating Start to 2016
The American Red Cross helps people in need every single day, not just during large disasters. With your ongoing support, we will continue to be there providing people in crisis with relief for today and hope for tomorrow.
When you donate to the Red Cross, your donation is used efficiently.
An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
Thank You For Bringing Hope in 2015
In 2015, the American Red Cross responded to 176 large disasters in the U.S.
Provided over 34,000 overnight stays
Provided over 800,000 relief items
Served over 1.1 million meals and snacks
Helped over 19,000 households recover
Served over 333,000 people
Installed more than 264,000 smoke alarms
Prepared more than 443,000 youth
At least 102 lives saved*
*verified with media reports
Provided 4.6 million liters of clean water to people in Nepal after the earthquake
Provided 70,000 cash grants to support 350,000 people
49,000 volunteers across Europe gave help and supplies to people affected by the migration crisis
10,000 cots to help families in Germany