What is the mission of the American Red Cross?

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. We do this by providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Is the Red Cross a governmental agency?

No, the Red Cross is not a governmental agency. The Red Cross relies solely on the contributions from the American people and businesses.

How can I donate to the American Red Cross?

Visit www.redcross.org to donate or call 739-8133.

How can I enroll in a Red Cross course?

Visit www.redcross.org, or dial 1 (800) REDCROSS.

Do you accept donations of clothing and other household items?

We do not accept donations of used clothing or other household items. The American Red Cross provides financial assistance to families who have lost personal items during a disaster (fire, flood, hurricane, etc) so that they can purchase new items.