Your donation supports education, outreach and disaster response in your community.Your donation supports education, outreach and disaster response in your community.
The Red Cross Helps Local Communities from Coast to Coast
24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year
With offices in every state and territory in the U.S., the Red Cross is a truly local organization. As neighbors helping neighbors, we work to make communities more resilient and provide support to families in their times of need. Your gift in support of "Your Local Red Cross" enables this necessary work.
Local Red Cross chapters brief nearly 400,000 service members and their families each year through the “Get to Know Us Before You Need Us” program.
Help families & communities become more resilient
On average, nearly 6,000 people receive Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED training every day.
Educate children about disaster safety
We reach an average of nearly 170,000 young people every year through the Pillowcase Project, Monster Guard app and more.
Train & equip our volunteer workforce
Last year, approximately 275,000 people volunteered their time at blood drives, smoke alarm installation events, emergency shelters, and more.
The Red Cross is active in local communities around the country every day. Depending on the specific needs of your community we may be educating schoolchildren, responding to home fires and other emergencies, supplying lifesaving blood, providing health & safety training, and more. Your gift in support of "Your Local Red Cross" strengthens our ability to serve the needs of your community and may go to a variety of services that your chapter is providing.
A Gift to the Red Cross Goes Far
Through about 230 local chapters, the Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Since 2014, the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign has helped families in more than 18,000 local communities.
The Red Cross responds to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year, in cities & towns across America.
About 100,000 people attend Red Cross disaster education presentations in their communities each year.
Stories from People We Help
Other Ways You Can Help
We know a financial donation is not always possible. Here are 4 other ways you can join our mission.