The American Red Cross North Central Chapter serves communities across these Wisconsin counties: Iron, Vilas, Florence, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Langlade, Menominee, Marathon, Shawano, Wood and Portage. Our Chapter also serves five counties in the U.P. of Michigan: Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Iron and Gogebic. In addition, this Chapter serves the Forest County Potawatomi, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, and Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
Blood that is donated through the American Red Cross helps patients of all ages including cancer and sickle cell patients, trauma and burn patients, and patients with chronic diseases. Take a look at our eligibility requirements and schedule an appointment to give blood today. A one-time blood donation can save more than one life!
Are you a member of the military and need assistance?
The American Red Cross provides help for members of the military, veterans, and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Learn how our nonprofit helps active military members and veterans in Wisconsin.
The American Red Cross offers a selection of classes where you can learn and become certified in various lifesaving skills. Our nonprofit near you has both online and in-person options for CPR certification and CPR classes, first aid and water safety training, and child care training.
It’s easy to get involved with the Red Cross in Wisconsin. Local opportunities include becoming a trained disaster relief response volunteer helping people affected by home fires; supporting trauma, cancer, and other patients in need by donating blood, platelet, and plasma at our area blood drives; and learning CPR, First AID, and other lifesaving skills that will prepare you to respond to emergencies.
Give a Gift
The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergency situations is through a monetary donation. Our disaster assistance programs rely heavily on the generous financial support of citizens in the Wisconsin region. Even if you only have a few dollars to spare, your donation to American Red Cross disaster relief will make a significant difference in the lives of those facing disasters. 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 difference.
We cannot accept donations of household goods or clothing. Please consider supporting us with a financial gift.
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 potential 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!
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Wendy Savage is a long-time resident of Central Wisconsin and has been with the American Red Cross since 2010. Her experience includes grant writing, fundraising, training and volunteer management in higher education and the non-profit sector. A lifelong volunteer herself, she is a board member of several local and state organizations. Wendy and her family reside in Merrill.
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