Programs & Services

Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program

Armed Forces-SAF

As a volunteer nurse on the battlefields of the American Civil War, Clara Barton saw the poor condition of the military troops firsthand. She became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” The American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter today helps service members return home to see their families in a time of emergency. By calling us, you will access a wide variety of services available to military members and their dependents, for emergency and non-emergency situations.

  • Christine Mullarkey, deputy director for Planning and Readiness, (504) 620-3108

The American Red Cross has certified instructors who teach water safety and swimming

Aquatics

Every year, the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter trains lifeguards and teaches more than 4,000 people of all ages to swim. The goal of the Red Cross is to work with aquatic facilities throughout the area to help keep people safe in, on and around the water.

  • Alison Boumeester, Aquatic Program manager, (504) 620-3135

Red Cross Disaster Services

Disaster Services

Nationally, the American Red Cross responds each year to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. Locally, the chapter responds to a home fire every 13 hours, with the help of our Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Christine Mullarkey, deputy director for Planning and Readiness, (504) 620-3108

Red Cross Community Resiliency

Community Resiliency

Southeast Louisiana is one of the most at-risk areas for hurricanes. Being prepared is one of the most critical steps in one’s ability to recover from such major disasters. However, studies show that most local residents admit to being largely unprepared for these types of emergency situations. In order to raise public awareness regarding preparing for disasters, the Southeast Louisiana Chapter offers preparedness education, working to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters.

  • Jonathan Hammett, manager of Resilience, (225) 456-5616

Red Cross Health and Safety Services

Health and Safety Services

The American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter provides health and safety training that equips people of all ages to prevent, prepare for and respond to life threatening emergencies. Our health and safety courses cover more than 50 topics such as first aid and CPR, use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), babysitter's training, swimming and aquatic safety, instructor training and much more.

  • 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733 2767)

Red Cross Volunteer Services

Volunteer & Youth Services

We help people in emergencies every day. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission and constitute 96 percent of our workforce. Our vital work is made possible by people just like you who want to make a difference in the community. The American Red Cross needs you!

  • Lou Kennedy, Volunteer Services director, (504) 620-3130

Red Cross International Services

International Services

The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people around the world prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies and life-threatening health conditions. We reconnect families separated by disaster or conflict, provide instruction on international humanitarian law [link this phrase to local International Humanitarian Law page], and help other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies build vital programs.

  • Christine Mullarkey, deputy director for Planning and Readiness, (504) 620-3108

AmeriCorps program

AmeriCorps

The AmeriCorps program is made up of unique and diverse individuals committed to addressing our community’s critical needs in disaster preparation, prevention and response to emergencies. With the help of our AmeriCorps team and volunteers, your local Red Cross is ensuring quality service.

  • Lou Kennedy, Volunteer Services director, (504) 620-3130

Donate Blood today

Donate Blood

The American Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood supply. Individuals wishing to make a blood donation to the Red Cross may call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.givelife.org to find a blood drive near you. In Southeast Louisiana, and the surrounding area, blood is collected by The Blood Center.

  • The Blood Center at 1-800-86-BLOOD