The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on private donations of time, money and blood to do its work.
Help us continue to deliver help and hope to those in need. The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties’ Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) designation number is: 86555. Federal employees may designate contributions to our organization using this CFC code. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties.
Your support will help continue to provide assistance those in need through the following lines of service:
Disaster Services: We provide assistance to members of the community through the three phases of a disaster: preparation, response, and recovery. Programs and services include education and training to prepare for disasters, financial assistance and support in response to disasters, and additional support during the recovery process. A significant part of the organization’s preparation efforts revolve around the Home Fire Campaign, a five-year initiative that aims to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent.
Preparedness, Health and Safety Programs: We empower our community with lifesaving health, safety and preparedness skills through information and training courses such as First Aid/CPR, water safety and caregiver training.
Service to the Armed Forces: We support service members and their families pre-deployment, during deployment and when they return home through emergency communication services, financial assistance programs, re-integration and reconnection workshops, and veteran services.
Blood Services: Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. We provide about half of the blood on the shelves in San Diego. Blood and platelets are needed for many different reasons— accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood.
International Services: As part of a global network of 187 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and more than 13 million volunteers, we respond to disasters, build safer communities and educate future humanitarians around the world every day. Red Cross International Services helps reconnect loved ones around the world after separation due to natural disasters, armed conflict, migration, or other humanitarian emergencies.