American National Red Cross

American National Red Cross

431 18th St NW, Washington, DC, 20006, US

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.

American National Red Cross

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of roughly 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross.

Through over 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.

Some four million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. And the Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected.

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American Red Cross; 140th Anniversary Fund
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American Red Cross; 140th Anniversary Fund
Please join us May 21st, in a legacy of service; 5 Blood Drives and a Virtual Event; Kindly help us show our gratitude for the resilient unwavering commitment so many responders have put forth this last year. Take a moment to review the profound impact below and contribute if possible, truly grateful for the support. Across the country, American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, a beacon of hope when its needed most. Millions of people across the country have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus while at the same time hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by record setting wildfires in the west and a relentless series of hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. In these unprecedented times there has been one constant, the Red Cross. Local need for our services continues to grow. Here’s how your support impacted lives last year: • Responded to 577 local disasters providing relief to over 2,300 people. • Installed nearly 4,000 free smoke alarms making more than 2,400 homes safer. • Worked with over 2,800 military families connecting them with critical services and support in a time when so many faced isolation and unknowns. • Trained over 40,000 in life saving courses including CPR and water safety and babysitting. • Countless blood drives to ensure adequate supply, collecting over 66,000 units of life saving blood. • Partnered with the FDA to collect plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to help those battling the disease. Red Cross knows that emergencies don’t stop and neither do we. Our region serves more than 3.6 million people and has a dedicated team of 1700 volunteers ready to help at a moment’s notice.
CLOSED - 2022 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Fiona (Caribbean and Canada) Fund
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CLOSED - 2022 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Fiona (Caribbean and Canada) Fund
Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday 9/18, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and rainfall totals exceeding 30" in many areas. The storm caused an island-wide power outage leaving more than 1 million customers in the dark; over 830K were without running water. Floods and landslides have caused catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Fiona then devastated the Dominican Republic with heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding, and went on to make landfall in Canada on the morning of September 24 causing widespread flooding, travel disruptions, and damage to homes, buildings and infrastructure, with hundreds of thousands of people experiencing power outages. At least 19 people have died, including at least 16 in Puerto Rico. Cisco Foundation has launched a $50K Hurricane Fiona disaster campaign to support the efforts of Americares and World Central Kitchen. Donations will be matched up to $10,000 per employee. Campaign donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 match limit. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund includes U.S.- based organizations. U.S. employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to these organizations. Employees outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.