Mr. Fred Rogers talks about how to find hope during a catastrophe. Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster; providing emergency shelter, hot meals and financial support to families in need. When you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.
Your Red Cross is here to help you prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening emergencies by providing the following services:
The Red Cross will come to you and your group to give a free preparedness presentation tailored specifically for your needs. We also offer a variety of presentations geared especially for our community’s youth.
Topics include fire safety, general preparedness, preparing for a pandemic flu and more.
Bilingual speakers are available and thanks to the generosity of individuals, companies and foundations, all community disaster education is free of charge.
American Red Cross school clubs are school-based service groups that help the Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission. Working closely with the chapter, club members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact their community and the world.
The American Red Cross believes that one’s inability to drive themselves shouldn’t prevent them from living independently in their own homes. That’s why we provide safe, reliable and timely transportation for seniors, and others in Franklin County, to medical and other life-enhancing appointments through our Community Transportation Program.
This service is provided to those who qualify through a third party. We currently partner with Franklin County Senior Options and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Medical transportation (dialysis, family physician, optometrist, podiatrist, dentist, etc.) is considered first priority. Non-medical requests (i.e. grocery shopping, hair salon, etc.) are considered secondary and are scheduled on a first call first served basis according to vehicle availability.
When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected.
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.
First Aid Services Team
Since 1979, the American Red Cross has been providing first aid services at public festivals, sporting events and concerts across the area! Our team of trained volunteers is the emergency first aid front line for almost 2 million guests who attend or participate in these events.
If you are planning an event and you want the peace of mind that your guests will be safe, let our trained and experience staff assist and advise you with your needs!
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
Nursing & Health
Past, present and future, nurses and other health professionals are vital to the work of the Red Cross. Learn how these volunteers and staff members bring relief to disaster victims, work in military hospitals, and collect lifesaving blood.
We offer training in first aid, CPR/AED, swimming and water safety, care giving and more.
Service to the Armed Forces
The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.
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.