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Changing Lives in Many Meaningful Ways

For generations, the Red Cross symbol has been a beacon of trust, of help and of hope. Across the U.S. that means our network of Red Cross chapters, blood service regions and Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces stations stand ready to serve people in need. Whether it be a home on fire, a tornado-ravaged town, a flooded city or a multi-state hurricane, the Red Cross will be one of the first on the scene providing warm meals, shelter, comfort and compassion. Because we are not a government-funded agency, we rely on support from organizations like yours to make this possible.

Though we are known primarily for our disaster relief efforts, the Red Cross is a network that changes lives in many meaningful ways:

  • We collect, process and distribute lifesaving blood—more than 6.3 million units each year.
  • We keep our children safe through water safety and babysitting instruction.
  • We teach lifesaving skills such as CPR and first aid.
  • We train the public on how to prepare for disasters at home and at work.
  • We provide verified emergency messages between U.S. military service members, their families, and commanding officers who make decisions regarding emergency leave.
  • We reconnect loved ones who have been displaced or lost in times of war and disaster.
  • We fight global disease; in fact, through our participation in the Measles Initiative, we helped vaccinate a record-setting one billion children in the last ten years.

We hope you will consider joining the Red Cross and helping us to change lives. You will be part of the largest humanitarian network in the world—one that reaches into your home community and around the world.

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