The American Red Cross in Arkansas serves just fewer than three million Arkansans plus more than 43,000 neighbors in Oklahoma.
1,200 trained and dedicated volunteers stand ready to instruct residents of all ages in disaster education and to respond to the call for help anytime of the day or night, holidays or weekends.
Red Cross in Arkansas covers seventy three counties (Little River County is served by the Northeast Texas Region; Crittenden County by the Mid-South Chapter, Memphis), as well as Sequoyah County in eastern Oklahoma.
The American Red Cross touches the life of an Arkansan every five minutes through response to a residential fire, storm or other disaster; with health & safety instruction and the donation of the gift of blood; or the use of learned First Aid skills to prevent harm or save a life; or the connection of a loved one here to their family member in the military stateside or on the other side of the world.
We respond to 1,500 disasters each year- the majority residential fires-and teach more than 40,000 people across Arkansas annually in health, safety and disaster preparedness skills.