Now in our second century of service, Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross is hard at work in our diverse community of 5 million people – every day – bringing help and hope to neighbors in need. With the same passion and commitment of our volunteer founders, we’re empowering a new generation to prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies that devastate homes, threaten lives and separate loved ones.
We serve 12 metro counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding and Rockdale. Our CEO, Terri Badour Duckett, and an all-volunteer board of directors guide the work of our chapter in three key areas: disaster preparedness and response; health and safety training; and emergency communications support for military and international families.
Today, we carry out our Red Cross mission in metro Atlanta with the help of 1,300 registered volunteers. The ratio of local volunteers to paid employees is approximately 22:1.