About Us

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The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States. We serve more than 3.6 million people and cover nearly 10,000 square miles in San Diego and Imperial Counties as well as American Samoa.

We provide food and shelter in emergencies, assist members of our armed forces and their families, teach lifesaving skills and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

The vision of the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties is to be the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies.


Our Region

  • Responds to a local emergency nearly every 24 hours
  • Is supported by more than 2,000 volunteers
  • Participates in a national American Red Cross network of 60 Regions

Our History

The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties first emerged in 1898 as the result of assistance efforts during the Spanish-American War, and has been providing valuable services to the community ever since.