Programs & Services

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Your Red Cross is here to help you prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening emergencies by providing the following services:

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Disaster Relief

The American Red Cross provides disaster relief every 7 hours in the Eastern North Carolina Region. You can Get Help if you are affected by disaster or you can Prepare for a disaster before it happens. The Red Cross can help.


Life Saving Blood

Blood donors report feeling a sense of great satisfaction after making their donation. Why? Because helping others in need just feels good. Find an open fixed site near you, or search for a blood drive on


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International Services

Our International Tracing Services can help families who are separated by armed conflict or disaster a way to restore contact. These services include locating missing loved ones, exchanging family messages and securing travel documents from the International Committee of the Red Cross to reunite separated family members.

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Service to the Armed Forces

The Service to the Armed Forces program dates back to the establishment of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton in May 1881. Not only did the “Angel of the Battlefield” risk her life tending to soldiers wounded in the Civil War, she bolstered their morale by writing letters for them to send to their families. Today’s American Red Cross workers proudly carry on this tradition through our military support programs.

CPR Training Youth

CPR, First Aid, AED, and more.

Emergency responder, lifeguard, babysitter, volunteers - Yearly, around 9 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies - First Aid, AED and CPR training. Get engaged. Get certified. Get inspired. Search for a class near you.

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Ready When the Time Comes

Our corporate volunteer program, Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC), is designed to tap into corporate America’s expertise and desire to help people in need. The American Red Cross trains employees from partnering corporations and mobilizes them as a community-based volunteer force when disaster strikes.