American Red Cross Mission
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The Alabama-Mississippi Region is comprised of 149 counties that are broken down into eight geographical Chapters – Central Alabama, Mid Alabama, North Alabama, South Alabama, West Alabama, Southwest Mississippi, Southeast Mississippi and North Mississippi.
In 2008, the American Red Cross under the direction of President and CEO Gail McGovern unveiled the “One Red Cross” initiative which enables resources to be moved seamlessly where they are needed most especially during times of disaster and emergency.
When disasters happen, the Alabama-Mississippi Red Cross readily sends volunteers and resources regularly housed within the state to help with the relief efforts. Many of our volunteers are trained and very experienced due to the tornado outbreaks and tropical storm activity in recent years. With more than 3,500 trained Red Cross volunteers in the Alabama-Mississippi Region, we stand ready to respond to disasters near and far.
The Alabama-Mississippi Region provides the following services:
Board of Directors
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps. For more information, visit NationalService.gov. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.