Programs & Services

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Disaster Relief

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently.

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Community Preparedness

Resiliency is vital before, during and after a disaster strikes. The local Red Cross is committed to helping community members prepare for potential emergencies.

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Support for Military Families

Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.

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Health and Safety Training & Education

We train individuals, families and organizations with lifesaving skills and emergency and disaster preparedness information. Sign-up and learn how to safe a life today!


Lifesaving Blood

The American Red Cross is one of the nation's biggest suppliers of blood. We collect and distribute more than 40 percent of America’s blood supply. By donating today, you could save up to one life! And if you keep coming back, you could save many more.

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International Services

With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Our initiatives promote cost-effective, community-based programs while building the capacity of our partners to continue programs in the long-term.