The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.The Alabama Region provides the following services: Disaster Services: When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected. Service to the Armed Forces: We relay urgent messages between U.S. service members, their families, and other much-needed resources, along with providing casework and other supportive services to veterans and military families. Preparedness: We provide free disaster preparedness education classes and information to our local communities. Health and Safety Services: We offer training in first aid, CPR/AED, swimming and water safety, care giving and more. International Services: With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the worlds most vulnerable communities. Blood Services: We collect blood every day from donors who help ensure there's a safe supply of blood available when its needed.