The American Red Cross Northwest Region brings together local volunteers to care for their neighbors, trains hundreds of thousands of people each year in life-saving skills, and responds to a local disaster almost daily. With offices located throughout the state, we serve the people, businesses and communities of Washington and North Idaho.
How We Do It
Through the efforts of less than 70 full- and part-time employees and more than 7,000 volunteers, we provide:
Immediate, short-term disaster assistance for victims of fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural or man-made disasters
Community disaster education
Safety classes for adults and youth
Workplace preparedness and training
Emergency kits and supplies
International communication to locate family members separated by disaster or warfare
Emergency communication for military families
Patient and staff support at Veterans’ hospitals and homes
The chapter also mobilizes local volunteers and resources to help respond to disasters across the nation and around the world.
Last year, our region:
Responded to more than 1,500 disasters.
Provided 9,500 services to military members, veterans and families
Installed more than 6,000 services to military members
To register for a course by phone or to learn more information about our classes, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Contact Family After a Disaster
Family connection support is always available through local Red Cross chapters. To learn about the safety and well-being of family members, call the American Red Cross Northwest Region at (206) 323-2345 or via email.
Family Tracing Services
Before calling, please have the following information available:
Your full name and address
Your relationship to the person sought
The reason for loss of contact
The reason for your inquiry
The full name of the person you’re trying to locate along with their: Birth date and place of birth
Last known address or general whereabouts
The date and circumstances of last news and/or communication
To receive help or more information, please contact us at (206) 323-2345.
Leadership and Board of Directors
Each chapter within the Northwest Region also has a volunteer Board of Directors which ensures that the chapter is meeting the needs of their communities and acting as an effective and efficient steward of our donors’ contributions. This group develops the vision for each chapter and determines the policies that guide decisions.
A regional leadership team as well as chapter management staff members are responsible for ensuring that all individuals have access to quality Red Cross services and programs that adhere to our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.