Every year, the American Red Cross provides disaster relief and other vital services to millions of people across the U.S. and around the world, all thanks to generous donations from the public.
You can read about our work in 2010 in three new reports that cover domestic disaster response, international services, and a special one-year report on the Haiti earthquake response.
Domestic Disaster Response
In fiscal year 2010 (the period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010), the American Red Cross responded to 62,510 disasters in the U.S. This included small-scale disasters such as single-family home fires and major disasters such as floods and hurricanes.
You can read about our domestic disaster response in the report Delivering Relief, Inspiring Hope, and also see a photo essay that shows how contributions to the Red Cross made a difference to those affected by disasters in 2010.
Through our work as part of the global Red Cross network, the American Red Cross provided assistance to more than 68 million people in fiscal year 2010. Our work included responding to disasters, providing emergency health services and reconnecting families separated by war and disaster.
To learn more about what you helped accomplish in 2010, as well as new and additional ways to remain involved this year, read the Global Impact Report.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Haitians are receiving immediate relief and longer-term support and training to help them recover and rebuild. In coming years, the American Red Cross will continue to responsibly invest the money entrusted to us by the American people into essential programs and projects.
On the anniversary of the earthquake, the American Red Cross released its Haiti Earthquake Relief One-Year Report, which outlines the emergency response, early recovery and longer-term recovery plans. For even more information and resources, visit www.redcross.org/haiti.