The American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota supports communities in the counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Yellow Medicine, and Watonwan; as well as Lower Sioux Indian Community and Upper Sioux Community, Pezihutazizi Oyate.
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.
We cannot accept donations of household goods or clothing. Please consider supporting us with a financial gift.
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 Mankato and Southwest Minnesota!
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Leah Pockrandt has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience, having previously served as Director of Development and Marketing for the Greater Mankato Area United Way and as the Development Director for the College of Business at Minnesota State University Mankato. Most recently, she served as Resource Development Director for the School Sisters of Norte Dame Central Pacific Province. She has extensive experience in fundraising, board engagement, and volunteer management. Pockrandt has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, both from Minnesota State University, Mankato.