Every March, we honor those who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible.
We invite you to join us by attending an event, volunteering, giving blood, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial donation.
The American Red Cross serving the Greater Columbus Ohio area is located in Columbus, OH on E. Broad Street. You can find our American Red Cross location next to the PrimeOffer by EyE Homes. Our nonprofit in Columbus, OH supports the communities of Union, Delaware, and Franklin counties.
The American Red Cross is the leading disaster relief organization. It's easy to get involved with the Red Cross Greater Columbus Ohio Chapter through volunteer opportunities, disaster relief funds, monetary donations, or by completing CPR classes, CPR training, and CPR certification at our non-profit near you.
The American Red Cross Resilient Community Project aims to help bridge racial, ethnic, and minority disparities in health status, home safety, and quality of life for families in local at-risk neighborhoods in Cincinnati and Columbus. Join us for this event on March 30th.
No matter the disaster, American Red Cross is here for you. If you have been affected by a home fire or another disaster, call us at 614-253-2740
Visit our Get Help page for additional resources.
A one-time blood donation through the American Red Cross in Columbus, Ohio can save more than one life. View our eligibility requirements today and schedule an appointment to give blood! Blood donated through the American Red Cross helps patients of all ages, who may be dealing with many issues including cancer, trauma, or chronic diseases.
If you are a member of the military, a veteran, or family of an active or retired military member, the American Red Cross is here for you. At our nonprofit in Columbus, we offer assistance in preparing for, coping with, and responding to the challenges of military service.
In Columbus, Ohio, the American Red Cross offers many options for learning and becoming certified in various lifesaving skills online or in-person. Class options include first aid and water safety training, child care training, and CPR certification and CPR classes.
Monetary contributions are the best way to provide immediate relief to those facing emergencies. Your donation to American Red Cross disaster relief will make a significant difference to those in your area struggling in the wake of a disaster. Financial support from generous donors helps sustain our disaster assistance programs in the Columbus, Ohio area. Any amount helps, so 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 impact.
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 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 Columbus!
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Cory Paul is the Executive Director of the Greater Columbus Chapter of the American Red Cross. Cory got his start with the Red Cross as a volunteer for the Disaster Action Team where he provided financial assistance and emotional support to families that have experienced a house fire or other disaster. He was later hired as Disaster Program Manager where he coordinated volunteers and partner agencies to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Cory is a Combat Veteran and served honorably for 6 years with the Ohio Army National Guard. In 2013, he deployed to Qalat, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For 321 days, the 837th Engineer Company operated in one of the most kinetic areas of Southern Afghanistan. They successfully completed 188 route clearance patrols covering over 13,000 km. That is 3 times from LA to NY — all at about 10km per hour. Cory was one of two soldiers tasked within the Company Intelligence Support Team and was the Local National Linguist Liaison.
After his deployment, Cory returned to the Red Cross and resumed his role as Disaster Program Manager. In 2015, he was honored to accept a position as Regional Director of Service to the Armed Forces in Cincinnati where he coordinated volunteers to support America’s military and veteran families in 27 counties in the Tri-State area.
In 2017, Cory was promoted to Executive Director of the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. His responsibilities included recruiting and developing local volunteers, fundraising to support the mission and development of a strong board of directors and thought leaders, to multiply the generosity and kindness of our community. Cory was Executive Director during the Memorial Day Tornadoes and the Oregon District Mass Shooting.
Cory became the Executive Director of the Greater Columbus Chapter in late 2019 where he serves the mission of the Red Cross every day as leader, ambassador, and advocate of five lines of service: Biomedical Services, Training Services, Disaster Cycle Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and International Services.
Cory is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology. While at OU, Cory worked for Outdoor Pursuits as a SCUBA Leadership Divemaster, instructing forty students every quarter in lecture and practical pool exercises.
In his spare time, Cory maintains his family cottage on Middle Bass Island, Ohio. He enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing with his beautiful and talented wife, Jess, their hound dog Oatmeal, and their three-year-old daughter, Adeline. Jess and Cory are expecting their second child in January 2022.
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