The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio provides vital services 365 days a year—from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching First Aid and CPR to community groups.
We’re able to provide these services thanks to a corps of 1,255 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. These donations are put to good use—we are proud to tell donors that we invest an average of 91 cents of every dollar in humanitarian services and programs, well above the industry standard.
How do we do it? By practicing what we preach: preparedness. We train our staff and volunteers. We plan ahead for the types of disasters that strike our community. And we train individuals, businesses and community groups so that they too can be prepared.
The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio serves 22 counties and their 4.5 million residents. In this report, which covers fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013), you’ll learn how, through the generosity of donors, we were able to help people down the street, across the country and around the world.