Originally chartered in 1917 as the Troup County Chapter, we have grown to serve 20 counties with a population of approximately 500,000 people. Today, the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia is hard at work in our community – every day – bringing help and hope to neighbors in need. With the same passion and commitment of our volunteer founders, we’re empowering a new generation to prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies that devastate homes, threaten lives and separate loved ones.
The Red Cross is a non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our work is made possible through the generosity of supporters, including volunteers, donors, emergency partners and community friends. The 20 counties we serve include: Baldwin, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Haralson, Heard, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Spalding, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Wilkinson.
Donate Securely Online
You can donate online using your credit card.
Donate by Phone or Mail
Make a Master Card or Visa contribution by phone or have a representative send you a printed donation return envelope. Please make your checks payable to the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia and mail it to 900 Dallis Street, Suite C LaGrange, GA 30240.
Donate $10.00 to disaster relief by texting REDCROSS to 90999, or to the Measles Initiative by testing PREVENT to 90999
Gifts of Stock
If you own stocks and bonds that have increased in value, it may be more advantageous to donate these securities to the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia , rather than sell them and donate the proceeds from the sale. By donating the securities directly, you may completely avoid the Capital Gains tax while receiving a tax deduction on the securities’ increased value. The Red Cross can transact your gift of securities quickly and inexpensively, so your donation will have the greatest possible impact.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies match employees’ contributions to charity. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has such a program. If your company does match employee contributions, please include the appropriate Matching Gift Form with your donation (your donation will help twice as much).
Corporate Sponsorships or Contributions/Gifts and Services
One of the best ways for your company to help is through a financial event sponsorship or donation to the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia. Your company’s financial support allows us to continue responding to community needs while stimulating the local economy. In some instances, the chapter also accepts corporate donations of goods and services such as office equipment, supplies and various other in-kind items. These donations in-kind are used to support chapter operations or special events.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a way to help those in need while enjoying significant tax benefits and supplementing your income. This program has been created for our friends who want sufficient income for retirement years, yet want to continue to give to the Red Cross. In exchange, you receive guaranteed fixed amounts annually throughout your lifetime. You may want to defer payment until later in life through a deferred charitable gift annuity which offers a very attractive rate of return.
Bequests/Remembering the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia in Your Will
Many friends who contribute to the Red Cross arrange to perpetuate their giving through their wills. Remembering the Red Cross in your will is a special way to ensure that our work will continue for a long time to come. Such gifts may include a bequest of cash, securities or property in a specific sum or by percentage; real estate, or a charitable remainder trust.
Memorials and Honorariums
A memorial gift to the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia is a special tribute to life of a treasured friend or loved one. A donation to the Red Cross is the perfect way to recognize a person or special event in your life. Birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries and job promotions are excellent occasions for an honorarium gift to the Red Cross.
Other Planned Giving Opportunities
Many donors want to ensure that our work is well funded for years to come. There are numerous ways to help the Red Cross prepare for the future through gift planning; some options offer significant financial benefits for the donor as well. Call us at (706) 882-5853 or contact your tax advisor.
The American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia helps people in need … free of charge … every single day! Your contribution means a great deal to the organization, but even more to the families who rely on the Red Cross to help them through some of the most difficult times of their lives. With your ongoing support we will keep America strong, through these vital programs-Disaster Relief Services, Family Emergency Services, Domestic Preparedness for Bioterrorism, Critical Lifesaving Services, and 24-hour military assistance. But the Red Cross is not a government agency; we must rely on the generosity of the American public. With your ongoing support, we will continue to be there providing people in crisis … relief for today and hope for tomorrow.
Thank you for your interest in becoming involved with the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia.
Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities now available!
To get started, please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you.
Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.
Volunteers aged 15-17 are encouraged to apply and engage in meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.
Current volunteers can access their profiles by following this link.