For the last 100 years, the American Red Cross Kentucky Region has been there for the people of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We have been there during the moments they needed us and have been helping to prepare our community for disasters. Since our region was chartered in 1917, we have helped thousands of people affected by local and national disasters including floods, home fires, tornadoes, and seasonal emergencies. From health and safety classes to lifesaving blood collection, and through our support of military members, their families, and veterans, the Red Cross has helped to make our community safer and more prepared for what may come in the next 100 years.
Disaster Action Team
The Disaster Action Team (DAT) is a group of trained volunteers who respond to home fires, floods and other disasters. Whether it is noon or midnight, DAT volunteers are ready to respond 24/7 to provide those affected with their immediate emergency needs—food, shelter and emotional support.
Thanks to its volunteers, financial supporters and community partners, the Kentucky Region responds to disasters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Following a disaster, Red Cross disaster relief meets people’s immediate disaster-caused needs for food, clothing, shelter and emotional support.
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.
Obtain life-saving knowledge and skills designed to keep you prepared and help others in the event of an emergency.
Service to the Armed Forces
The Louisville Area Chapter is one of four Emergency Call Centers that provides communications between members of the military and their families during times of emergency such as a death in the family or the birth of a child.
When an emergency occurs, family members can contact a Red Cross call center at (877) 272-7337.
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.