The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The Greater Idaho Chapter of the American Red Cross is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States. We serve more than 1.4 million people and cover nearly 84,000 square miles in 39 Idaho counties, as well as Malheur county in Oregon and Asotin and Garfield counties in Washington.
We provide food and shelter in emergencies, assist members of our armed forces and their families, teach lifesaving skills, and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
The vision of the Greater Idaho Chapter of the American Red Cross is to be the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies.
- Responds to a disaster approximately every other day, year round.
- Reaches approximately 30,000 youth and adults with safety and preparedness training annually.
- Assists over 550 military families with emergency communications, welfare inquires and other services each year.
- Brings together over 300 local volunteers who give an average of 8,000 service hours of time and expertise every year.