About Us

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The Southern Arizona Chapter began as the Tucson Chapter in 1916, just as America prepared for the Great War, and has and continuously provided services ever since.


Our Chapter
  • Provides services across seven counties and three Native American Reservations, including Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Yuma, La Paz, Graham and Greenlee Counties, and the Tohono O’odham, San Carlos Apache and Pascua Yaqui Nations
  • Responds to a local emergency nearly every 46 hours, serving more than 700 displaced people annually, most of them children
  • Trains more than 24,000 people annually in lifesaving skills
  • Welcomes and provides services to more than 1000 refugees annually
  • Coordinates a range of social services offered through Service to the Armed Forces to an estimated 500,000 individuals (120,000 active duty military, National Guard and Reservists and veterans, and their families) in Southern Arizona
  • Is supported by more than 200 active volunteers
  • Deployed 16 volunteers to national relief operations so far in 2012
In addition to these services standard among Red Cross Chapters throughout the country, the southern Arizona Chapter offers several special programs.

Greening the Red Cross
When the Southern Arizona Chapter moved into its new offices, we went “green” with the introduction of solar power. Ours was the first American Red Cross chapter nationally to go solar, and we currently generate approximately 80 percent of our energy needs from our 40 KW solar array.