When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides onsite and follow-up assistance, helping clients with a place to stay, health and mental health services, food, emotional support, comfort items and cleanup kits.
From first aid, CPR and AED training to swimming and lifeguarding, American Red Cross programs help people lead safer and healthier lives.
The American Red Cross provides communication between those in the Armed Forces and their families. We help military families send emergency messages, receive financial assistance and get counseling and referrals.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood – a cancer patient, an accident victim, a premature baby. Every year, we help collect tens of thousands of units of blood from generous volunteer donors.
Because being prepared can make your family and community safer and often minimize injury and destruction, we make thousands of presentations in communities every year. The Red Cross has preparedness programs for all ages and for all groups of people. Our programs are tailored to suit elementary schools, community groups, neighborhoods and businesses.
The West Virginia Region of the American Red Cross is also involved in The Pillowcase Project sponsored by the Disney Company which presents preparedness education to 3rd through 5th graders.