Upstate South Carolina

General Information

The Upstate SC Chapter of the American Red Cross serves the counties of Abbeville, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Union, and Cherokee.

Executive Director, Lisa Colby
Board of Directors

Contact Us
Upstate SC Chapter
McCall Campus
940 Grove Road
Greenville SC 29605
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Anderson – 907 N. Main Street, Suite 14, Anderson, SC 29621
Greenwood – United Center for Community Care (UCCC), 929 Phoenix St., Greenwood, SC 29646
Pickens – 509 S. Lewis Street, Pickens, SC 29671
Spartanburg Office – 101 N. Pine Street, Suite 3E Spartanburg, SC 29306

To Volunteer, please contact Kim Eller, or at 864 282-8650 for the Greenville, Spartanburg, Greenwood, and Anderson/Oconee/Pickens area offices. You can also fill out the below applications to get started:

About Us

For over a century, the American Red Cross has worked to improve the quality of life, to enhance self-reliance and concern for others, and to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. Founded between 1911 and 1917, our local Red Cross offices touch thousands of lives every year. In all we do, our mission remains to help prevent and relieve human suffering.

Our Mission

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Our Vision

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Our Principles

  • HUMANITY -- The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
  • IMPARTIALITY -- It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
  • NEUTRALITY -- In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
  • INDEPENDENCE -- The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
  • VOLUNTARY SERVICE -- It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
  • UNITY -- There can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
  • UNIVERSALITY -- The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.