About Us

Historic poster of a little boy proudly pointing to his Red Cross pin asking people to "Join!"

As reflected in the Red Cross mission, the American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio seeks to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural and human-caused disasters through the immediate mobilization of people and resources and the provision of community, workplace, and school-based training.

Beyond disaster relief, the chapter delivers community disaster education, first aid/CPR training and other types of life-saving health and safety training to [hundreds/thousands] of people across our region to help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies.

The Red Cross is also the Congressionally mandated agent of communication between every person serving in the United States military and their family members.


Our chapter was formally known as Athens County Chapter. However, with the addition of three counties to our service we felt another name better reflected who we were, thus the American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio serving Athens, Gallia, Meigs, and Vinton Counties was born.