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The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergency situations is through a monetary donation. Our disaster assistance programs rely heavily on the generous financial support of citizens in the Minnesota and Dakotas region. Even if you only have a few dollars to spare, your donation to American Red Cross disaster relief will make a significant difference in the lives of those facing disasters. Make a one-time donation today either online, by phone, or by mail, or set up a recurring monthly donation to make an even bigger difference.
The humanitarian work that we do at American Red Cross would not be possible without our volunteers. We have a variety of disaster relief volunteer opportunities available, as well as potential positions focused on facility management, health and safety, service to the Armed Forces, and professional specialties like photography, IT, and more. Check out our current volunteer opportunities near you in Rochester & Southeast Minnesota!
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People wanting to make a lifesaving difference in the Rochester-area now have the chance to donate blood at the American Red Cross chapter. Read More »
Melanie Tschida began volunteering with the American Red Cross in 1993 as a summer intern. Later that year, she joined the staff as the Assistant Director for the Southeast Minnesota Chapter. During her career, Melanie has had direct involvement in teaching classes, responding to disasters, donating blood, raising funds, recruiting volunteers, strategic planning and leadership development. Since 2003, she has served as the Executive Director for the American Red Cross serving Southeast Minnesota and also served as the Regional Executive for the Southern Minnesota Region from 2007-2014. Melanie holds a B.A. in Communications from Winona State University and an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University. She lives in Rochester with her husband and two children.
Dan Christianson – Chair, F & M Community Bank
Tyler Hulsebus, Vice Chair – Hormel Foods
Connie Benjamin – Secretary, retired
Dave Moertel – Past Chair, Mayo Clinic
Jenny Albright – Mayo Clinic
Josh Benson – RSM
Mark Benscoter – Mayo Clinic
Rob Cunningham – Olmsted Medical Center
Ryland Eichhorst – Oronoco Mayor
Nikki Erickson – Federated Insurance
Teri Otte – Graco
Jack Priggen – Cardinal of Minnesota
Chad Schmitz – Mayo Clinic
Sue Schwartz – Mayo Clinic
Mark Zoller – Atlas Insurance