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.
As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and readies it for all types of disasters, including home fires, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes, to name a few. More than 900 regional volunteers, from students to seniors, ensure the Red Cross fulfills its mission within the Mid-Florida Region, as we respond to an average of three fires per day.
The Mid-Florida Region encompasses 13 counties, which include Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.
When disaster strikes, American Red Cross workers are among the first on the scene, providing food, shelter, supplies and hope. Red Cross nurses administer health care and liscenced mental health practitioners provide emotional support. Red Cross workers also provide referrals to aid in disaster recovery.
American Red Cross provides ongoing disaster services classes for volunteers and now offers free apps, including hurricane, first aid, tornado, wildfire, and earthquake, each featuring preparedness and sheltering information. Smart phone users may click here to download the apps.
Preparedness, Health & Safety Services
As one of the region’s largest educational providers, the American Red Cross trains residents in lifesaving skills through multi-language online, community and workplace courses. To learn more, click here, or call 1-800-Red-Cross.
Service to the Armed Forces
Through our global communications network, the American Red Cross provides emergency communications and other services, including counseling and financial assistance, to support military families. For more information, click here.
As part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross helps provide immediate relief and supports community recovery following international disasters. The Red Cross also educates the public about International Humanitarian Law.