About Us

Red Cross disaster responding giving a bottle of water to a little boy

The Frederick County District of the Red Cross, founded on April 16, 1917, responds to a disaster or military emergency nearly every 24 hours.

The American Red Cross in Your Own Community

The mission of the American Red Cross, an organization built upon the unwavering spirit of the American people, has always been to help people help themselves.

Since 1916, the American Red Cross has served residents of Maryland's Lower Shore region and has a rich heritage of caring for our neighbors. On January 1, 2011, the Lower Shore Chapter expanded to include the Virginia Counties of Accomack and Northampton.

About Our Chapter

We serve to relieve human suffering by preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies.

The Red Cross is not a governmental agency, and relies on community donations of time and money to do its work. The Frederick County District responds to a disaster or military emergency nearly every 24 hours.