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  • About the American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa

The American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa/Kansas Region serves the more than 4 million people living in Nebraska, Kansas, and three counties in Southwest Iowa that are part of the Omaha metropolitan area. The Region provides vital services to the area 365 days a year—from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching first aid and CPR to community groups.

We’re able to provide these services thanks to a corps of more than 4,000 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. The American Red Cross puts these donations to good use. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

How do we do it? By practicing what we preach: preparedness. We train our volunteers. We plan ahead for the types of disasters that strike in our community. And we train individuals, businesses and community groups so they too, can be prepared.

Facts at a Glance - Nebraska/SW Iowa 2014-2015

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111,938 people rolled up their sleeves & donated to Midwest Region Blood Services.

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Trained 36,229 people in CPR, First Aid, AED and life-saving water safety skills.

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16,819 individuals are more resilient through disaster preparedness information & training.

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2,849 volunteers served their community.

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392 disasters including: home fires, floods and blizzards, and provided food, shelter, clothing care and comfort to 507 families.

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369 smoke alarms were installed in homes to help save lives.

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22,785 military personnel and family members received assistance through Service to Armed Forces programs.

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5,389 individuals downloaded a Red Cross app.