American Red Cross of Southwest Florida

About Us

The American Red Cross of Southwest Florida serves Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties.

Contact Us

Office Addresses & Phone Numbers
2001 Cantu Ct., Sarasota, FL 34232 – (941) 379-9300
1777 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 410, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 - (941) 629-4345

Disaster Services
24-hour phone number: 1-877-741-1444

Service to the Armed Forces (SAF)
24-hour phone number: 1-877-272-7337

Make a Donation
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Media Inquiries
Office: 813-868-7642



Megarie van Sickel, Executive Director

Megarie D. van Sickel serves as Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Southwest Florida. Previously, Ms. van Sickel served as Executive Director of the Charlotte County Chapter for 12 years and also served as interim Chief Operating Officer of the Southwest Florida Chapter for eight months. She has guided a volunteer-led disaster team through a number of challenges, including Hurricane Charley, the largest hurricane to strike Florida’s West Coast in 40 years. Ms. van Sickel has been elected to the position of Vice Chair Elect of the Association of Florida Chapters, and serves on the Florida Blood Centers Advisory Council, the Charlotte County 211 Board, and the local FEMA Grant Allocation Committee.

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