Equity in creating safe, healthy, and resilient communities.
BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
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. Bringing together various organizations and agencies with a like-minded focus to bridge these gaps, the Resilient Community Project is hosting a series of community events in these Greater Cincinnati Tri-State communities. Families can participate in fun and educational activities, while taking part in onsite opportunities for life-saving trainings, diverse blood supply education, and physical and behavioral health screenings.
Arm people with the skills, preparedness education, and confidence to save lives.
Diverse Blood Supply
Educate on benefits of donating blood for personal health and the community’s–a diverse blood supply, helps in the fight against cancer and finding a compatible match for someone with sickle cell disease.
Disaster Response Volunteers
Recruit volunteers from the community who speak the same primary language and reflect the diverse families we are helping to aid in a disaster.
Disparities in Health
Provide access to physical and behavioral health screenings, in partnership with local healthcare organizations - lack of early diagnosis and basic healthcare access is a leading contributor to high mortality rates for minority groups and the biggest reason for inequality in their life expectancy.
Create positive experiences which inspire new conversations and provide a platform for learning the needs of the community and how we can support its’ growth.
Cincinnati: In 2023 we are expanding the Resilient Community Project to Cincinnati. Stay tuned for more information on the events as we announce them.
Columbus: The Resilient Community Project will return to Columbus in 2023 with a new series of events that continue to help our communities grow stronger.
Are you part of a local Cincinnati or Columbus organization that wants to be involved with the Resilient Community Project? Reach out to get involved!
In 2022 we started the Resilient Community Project focusing on communities in Columbus. With our Franklinton block party we served over 100 families, with 86 percent of attendees saying they felt like they learning something new to help their family’s overall health. Our second block party saw us serve nearly 150 families in Whitehall, with 99% of attendees sharing that they felt their family was better prepared for an emergency after the event. The 2022 campaign concluded with the Ready to Go Rally where we partnered with Columbus City Schools to positively impact the lives of over 7,500 people. View our 2022 Impact Report HERE.