American Red Cross

Helping those in need

What the American Red Cross does to help disaster victims

The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. They work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.

Make A Difference

Go to your local Red Cross office and ask how you can make a difference. You can help in your town, start a fundraiser by placing jars with money slots in them and attach a paper about where the money is going to. Help in your country by donating money to a charity in each state.Help internationally by sending money to countries that have a very high poverty level.

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross helps people caught in disasters. No matter where you are,the American Red Cross will find you. They also prepare people on what to do if a disaster does strike in their hometown.

The History of the American Red Cross

The Red Cross was founded May 21st 1881 by Clara Barton. They provide emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education inside the United States.

Clara Barton

Clara Barton

Clara Barton showed great character by creating an amazing foundation that helps hundreds of thousands of people each year. She didn't know this at the time, but this organization is so influential that it has lots of people donating towards the cause.
Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later
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