About the Red Cross

Red Cross Mission

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Red Cross Dollar Handles

Help families affected by disasters $500 (or fill-in)

  • Nearly every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a home fire or other disaster. Your gift will bring urgent help and hope to families when the next emergency strikes.
  • Deploy an emergency response vehicle for a day $335

  • Red Cross workers travel to impacted neighborhoods in fully stocked Emergency Response vehicles to provide food, water and critical relief to communities in need.
  • Provide clean-up kits after a disaster strikes $150

  • Make clean-up kits available for five families in need that include vital items like a mop, bucket and disinfectant.
  • Support a family in urgent need $88.50

  • Provide a family with a day’s worth of food, plus blankets and other essentials.
  • Supply warm meals $60

  • Help provide six hearty, comforting meals to those impacted by disasters.
  • Deliver cozy blankets $30

  • Ensure children and families stay warm and can get a good night’s sleep with six comforting blankets.
  • Red Cross Stories, Quotes, and Testimonials

    • “They gave me hope. They showed me the best in people.” – Kathy R. of Derby, Kansas, whose family survived a tornado
    • “I had never really been on the receiving end of such unconditional love as I was that day.” – Kevin R., whose family home was flooded
    • “When you give even a little from the heart, it means the world to someone who has lost so much.” – Denise T., who overcame a tragic house fire