The Mission of the American Red Cross & How To Help
The mission of the American Red Cross is to “help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural and other disasters through the immediate mobilization of people and resources and the provision of community, workplace, and school-based training.” In our area, the Greater Cincinnati/Ohio River Valley Chapter of the Red Cross organization serves 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Examples of the types of disasters they respond to are floods, tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes. Many times, following a disaster, the American Red Cross workers are among the first on the scene. Their goal is to provide people with the support and resources they need, like food, clothing, and shelter.
Because of generous donations, caring volunteers, and abundant support, Red Cross relief services are free to those in need. The Red Cross totally relies on the generosity of the American public and there are many different ways to contribute. Some suggestions include:
- Monetary Donation
- Giving Blood
- Taking, Teaching, or Hosting a Class
If you would like to learn more about the American Red Cross and find out ways that you can help, visit their website by CLICKING HERE!
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill