We help communities in Minnesota, North & South Dakota prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our local communities because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provide the following programs and services:
Around the clock, every day of the year, the Minnesota and Dakotas Region stands ready to respond to emergencies like fires, floods and severe storms. At every disaster, we assess the victims' needs and ensure that they have food, clothing, shelter and other services to help families take the first steps to recovery.
Our vital work in the community is only possible because of volunteers. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities now available.
At the American Red Cross we consider you our partner in providing a safe and adequate blood supply to the patients who need it. As our partner, we are concerned about your good health and making blood donation a positive experience.
Obtain life-saving knowledge and skills designed to keep you prepared in the event of an emergency, with the latest health and safety training techniques and certification programs. Our comprehensive courses include Lifeguarding, First Aid and Basic Life Support Instruction for Healthcare Providers.
Service to the Armed Forces
Service to Armed Forces provides emergency messaging, financial support, mental health support and information services to military members, veterans and their families. The organization assists military families with communications, financial aid and offers training and other services and resources to individuals throughout Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Home Fire Campaign
The Home Fire Campaign helps save lives in our communities by installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them and by educating people about home fire safety.
The Red Cross of Minnesota and Dakotas Region works within the global network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to locate lost family members or deliver messages between people who have been disconnected due to war, crisis or disaster. The Red Cross of Minnesota and Dakotas Region also works to provide assistance to global disasters like the earthquakes in Haiti or the tsunami in Japan.