24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the American Red Cross is responding to disasters large and small.
Mr. Fred Rogers talks about how to find hope during a catastrophe. Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster; providing emergency shelter, hot meals and financial support to families in need. When you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.
Holiday Mail for Heroes
Holiday Mail for Heroes offers corporations and community entities the opportunity to provide blank holiday cards with a stamp on each envelope to give to members of the Armed Services staying at a military medical facility. This unique program was developed in direct response to service members who, during their stay at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir, are unable to purchase holiday cards to send to their families across the country.
Request Red Cross at Community Events
The American Red Cross offers a variety of event services and presentations. Our volunteers, programs and services reach thousands of people with disaster preparedness materials and other lifesaving information.
The Red Cross provides disaster education presentations to over 29,000 individuals in the community a year to help them prevent, prepare, and recover from disasters or other life-threatening emergencies. Our partnership with Gallaudet also allows us to provide special preparedness materials for the visually impaired.
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.
Nurse Assistant Training
The Nurse Assistant Training Program offers comprehensive academic and hands-on clinical training to prepare you for employment in the health care field. The instructors are Registered Nurses committed to excellence. They provide both classroom and clinical experience based on established principles of care: safety, dignity, independence, communication, infection control, and privacy.
Service to the Armed Forces
The SAF program in the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region supports military personnel, veterans, and families on 14 separate military installations in the Washington, DC region, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and throughout the community. Key installations supported include: Quantico MCB, Walter Reed NMMC, Fort Belvoir, JB Andrews, JB Myer-Henderson Hall, JB Anacostia-Bolling, and the Pentagon.
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.