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 Red Cross is here for you. Please call us at 800-236-8680.
Visit our Get Help page for additional resources.
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!
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.
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.
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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Kyle has been with the Red Cross since 1997. In that time, he has been a program director for disasters, health & safety, and Service to the Armed Forces, plus he has led three different Wisconsin Chapters. Before coming to the Southwest Wisconsin Chapter in late 2020, he led our Northwest Chapter based in Altoona. Kyle and his wife have family and professional connections in the Madison area, and he said he looks forward to the chance to "do great things" with the team and supporters in the Southwest Chapter.
Matt Breunig – Matt Breunig – Board Chair; J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., VP Operations
Elizabeth Kirchstein – Vice Chair; National Guardian Life (Retired)
Christian Caulum – Oakbrook Corporation, VP Commercial Brokerage
Doug Chambers – U.S. Cellular, Madison, Executive V.P., C.F.O. and Treasurer
Hyma Chinta – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), Manager of Business Analysis
Dr. Cheryl Gittens – Associate Vice Provost, UW-Madison, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement
Jessica Grann – National Guardian Life, Chief Culture & Communications Officer
Amy Griffin – Hooper Corporation, Marketing & Community Relations Director
Chris Halverson – M3 Insurance, Risk Management Sales Director/Director of Disaster Response & Recovery
Daniel Hensgen – Gundersen Hospital, La Crosse, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
John Honadel – Wipfli LLP, Partner
Sara Horein – Community Volunteer
Lisa Olson-Coombe – Exact Sciences, VP Laboratory Operations
Pam Peterson – UW Credit Union, Sr. VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Brad Pincombe – Board Secretary, Alliant Energy, Madison Director of Business Services
Dave Ring – Kwik Trip, Community Relations Manager
Luke Sander – JP Cullen, Project Manager
Traci Scherck – Elevated Talent Consulting, Chief Talent Officer
Karen Stroud Felton – UW School of Business, Director, Student Success and Pre-College Programs
By Laura McGuire, American Red Cross Oscar Balderas and Kisiah Johnson are two long-time residents of the Monona Hills Apartments, and both woke to the sounds of smoke alarms and commotion at 3:42 a.m. on a Saturday morning, March 18 2023, in their respective apartments. Johnson called the fire department to confirm that the smoke […]Continue Reading
By Tom Ruse, American Red Cross Home fires claim an average of seven lives every day! As the American Red Cross of Wisconsin gears up for the annual Home Fire Campaign to encourage home fire readiness, we are sharing practical experiences from residents who’ve “been there”. Evelyn Rodgers from Milwaukee explains how she, and her […]Continue Reading