September 11, 2001, marks one of the most devastating days in American history. In the hours following the tragedy, the Red Cross initiated a relief effort that would last years and span the nation, ultimately involving more than 57,000 team members. The majority were volunteers, including thousands who had joined the organization for the first time. These are some of their stories.
During this time period we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the significant contributions that Hispanic and Latinx-Americans have made to our country and to the Red Cross.
Black History Month (Month of February)
Every February we celebrate the vibrant heritage and significant contributions that Black Americans have made to our country and to the Red Cross. We salute the service of all our Black volunteers.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Month of May)
During the month of May we celebrate the significant contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our country and to the Red Cross. We thank them and salute their service as volunteers!