Every 15 hours, the American Red Cross chapters in the Arizona and New Mexico Region respond to a disaster, ranging from wildfires, floods and microbursts to home fires and power outages. Although the Red Cross isn’t a government agency, its authority to provide disaster relief was formalized through a Congressional Charter in 1905. The charter is not only a grant of power but also an imposition of duties and obligations to the country, to disaster victims and to the people who generously support the mission of the Red Cross with their financial donations.
The Arizona and New Mexico Region is the largest geographical region in the continental United States. It is the 6th most populated region in the US with the following additional facts:
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