Ways to Donate

  • Donate to the American Red Cross

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The Southwest Louisiana Red Cross is changing lives daily through our programs in disaster services, health and safety, and services to the Armed Forces. Your investment will make a difference for individuals in southwest Louisiana.

You can contribute to the American Red Cross – Southwest Louisiana Chapter in the following ways:

Giving Opportunities

Donate Online
You can make a donation online by clicking here.

Donate by Phone
You can make a donation by phone by calling (225) 456-5529.

If you wish to donate by credit card, please have the following information ready:
  • Your account number and type of card
  • The expiration date
  • The name on the card
  • Your billing address
  • The amount you wish to donate
Donate by Mail
To support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, send check or money order to:

American Red Cross – Southwest Louisiana Chapter
ATTN: Development
3512 Kirkman St.
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Stock Donations
Individuals may donate appreciated stock or mutual funds to the American Red Cross. Such gifts can have significant tax advantages over cash. The Red Cross would be happy to provide more details on how to make such a gift, and we can work directly with you or your broker to make the transfer happen. To learn more about donating stocks, contact the Development Office at (225) 456-5529.

Planned Giving
A planned gift to the American Red Cross Southwest Louisiana Chapter helps secure the future of vital Red Cross programs and services and can help you achieve your financial goals as well. When you make a planned gift to the Red Cross, we will honor you with membership in our Legacy Society.

Some examples of planned gifts include a bequest in a will or trust, beneficiary designation of life insurance or retirement account, gift of a life insurance policy; and life income gifts such as Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts.

If you have already included the Red Cross in your will or estate plan, please contact us, as we would like to honor your support. In addition we realize that by making this special gift, you consider us to be part of your family, and we want to keep you informed as to how your gift will be used and provide the opportunity for you to express your wishes. If you are considering a planned gift or simply would like to discuss the various gift planning options that are available, please contact us and we will have an American Red Cross Gift Planning Officer contact you directly.

For more information, please contact our Planned Giving Officer at (225) 456-5529. You may also visit our website devoted to planned giving.

Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double or triple a donation's value. Check with your company to find out if your company will match your contribution to the American Red Cross – Southwest Louisiana Chapter.

Once you have determined that your company matches donations made to the American Red Cross, obtain the appropriate form from your personnel/human resources office and send it with a copy of your gift receipt to the address below.

American Red Cross – Southwest Louisiana Chapter
ATTN: Development
3512 Kirkman St.
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Please be sure to complete the entire donor portion of the form and to include a copy of your gift receipt (if available). If you would like to designate the gift to a specific program, please indicate that on the form. If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your company’s personnel/human resources office.

Matching Volunteer Hours – Some companies will match your volunteer hours with a financial donation.

Call your personnel/human resources office to find out if your company matches gifts or volunteer hours.