The American Red Cross
American Red Cross

The Red Cross is more than blood drives. Since 1881, The American Red Cross has been responding to and preparing for disasters in addition to collecting, managing and distributing blood donations. The Red Cross also works to promote health and safety education, support members of the military and their families, provide community services for those in need and contribute to international relief and development programs.

Nationally, there are more than 700 chapters of the American Red Cross. These branches of the organization reach out to local communities in a number of ways. From food and clothing drives to blood drives and disaster prevention seminars, the Red Cross is an organization which has a strong root in the community.

The Red Cross’ important position in society becomes especially apparent when disaster strikes. The Red Cross responds to domestic emergencies as was seen during the September 11th terrorist attacks and during Hurricane Katrina. But the organization also provides international aid.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are composed of more than 180 national societies which employ more than 100 million volunteers. These branches implement seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The ANC Foundation supports the local efforts of the Red Cross. From blood drives to CPR certification, the Red Cross is a vital part of every community both in the US and abroad.

 

 

 

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