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:
Over 9.5 million people served
Over 1,628 disasters responded to yearly
Over 68,418 people received preparedness training
Over 2,561 volunteers serving the region
When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected.
We could have just the opportunity you’re looking for ... whether it's training to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive, delivering messages to members of our military, or connecting families displaced by conflict, we hope you'll join our mission.
We collect blood every day from donors who help ensure a safe supply of blood when it’s needed.
We offer training in first aid, CPR/AED, swimming and water safety, care giving and more.
Service to the Armed Forces
We relay urgent messages between U.S. service members and their families through our global communications.
Home Fire Campaign
The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years through the Home Fire Preparedness Safety Campaign.
With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.