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How the Global Red Cross Works Together

How the Red Cross Movement is Working Together
When a disaster hits a community in the United States, the American Red Cross responds by providing food, water, shelter and relief supplies. The same occurs in other countries during typical disasters. However, when large-scale events occur, such as in the Philippines, the Global Red Cross network kicks into action to provide relief.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.