The Role of the American Red Cross
One of the more than 186 national societies throughout the world is our own American Red Cross, with its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and approximately 720 local chapters throughout the country. The ARC is dedicated to helping make families and communities safe at home and around the world. A volunteer-led humanitarian service organization, it annually provides almost half of the nation's blood supply, trains almost 12 million people in vital lifesaving skills, mobilizes relief to victims of disasters nationwide, provides direct health services to nearly 3 million people, assists international disaster and conflict victims in other countries, and transmits over a million emergency messages to members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families.
6 THINGS WE DO
Disaster Relief & Recovery
Service to the Armed Forces
First Aid/CPR/AED & Water Safety Training
Blood Services Support
Community Preparedness & Disaster Education
Lifeline Personal Emergency Response
Mission: The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
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