Centennial Celebration

  • Red Cross of Kentucky Centennial Celebration

Join Us As We Celebrate Our Centennial Anniversary

For the last 100 years, the American Red Cross Kentucky Region has been there for the people of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We have been there during the moments they needed us and have been helping to prepare our community for disasters. Since our region was chartered in 1917, we have helped thousands of people affected by local and national disasters including floods, home fires, tornadoes, and seasonal emergencies. From health and safety classes to lifesaving blood collection, and through our support of military members, their families, and veterans, the Red Cross has helped to make our community safer and more prepared for what may come in the next 100 years. Throughout 2017, our region will be commemorating the many past and present contributions of the Red Cross and its volunteers, through a series of events and campaigns.

Throughout our history, we have been solely a community supported organization with the generosity of our friends, neighbors, businesses, and community partners. In the early years “fund drives” were conducted town by town – each challenging the next to exceed their level of support. Town captains were known to take the lawn of town hall or ads in local newspapers to achieve their goal. To learn how you can help us prepare for whatever may come in the next 100 years, call (502) 561-3691.

Help Support Your Local Red Cross

There are a number of ways for you to get involved and help support your local Red Cross:

  • Sponsor or purchase tickets to area events across the state such as:
  • - Wrapped in Red Gala (Louisville, KY) – March 18, 2017

    - South Central Fun Run (Bowling Green, KY) – March 18, 2017

    - Run for the Red (Fort Knox, KY) – May 13, 2017

    - Disaster Blaster (Lexington, KY) – July 28, 2017

  • Host a Red Cross fundraiser with your friends, family, neighbors, and community
  • Support Red Cross programs like our Home Fire Campaign and Pillowcase Project

  • Here is How to Donate to Our Campaign:

    Click Here To Donate online and select “Your Local Red Cross”

    The American Red Cross Kentucky Region is needing to replace disaster vehicles. Help fund new Emergency Response Vehicles, which help transport meals and supplies during times of disaster! If you are interested in learning more, contact:

    Jeremy Jarvi at (502) 561-3777 or jeremy.jarvi@redcross.org

    Or Mail a Check to:

    American Red Cross

    510 E. Chestnut St.

    Louisville, KY, 40202

    Centennial Supporters

    Centennial Stories

    Visit our American Red Cross Kentucky Region blog for stories highlighting our history and volunteers over the past 100 years.