Overview:The American Red Cross is a historic organization that works every day to prevent and alleviate human suffering. In other words, we help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. We provide domestic disaster relief, blood collection and distribution services, preparedness information, health and safety training, service to the armed forces, and international services.
Getting involved with the Red Cross leads to many possibilities. Here are some ways to give and get involved with the Red Cross:
Become an Employee: You can make a difference every day. No matter what your interests are, you'll find something that you enjoy at the Red Cross. Become an employee and see first hand how we work together to provide relief and help save lives.
Volunteer: You can make a difference every day. You can help comfort victims of a house fire or teach a pet first aid class. Whether you are interested in community services, international services, disaster services or any of the other lines of services in the Red Cross, you'll find something that fits your niche.
Donate: You have the power to make a difference in someone's life. All you have to do is make a contribution. Every donation helps provide services to those in need.
Give Blood: You can help prevent-life threatening reactions of patients. Donor blood must be compatible with the recipient's blood, and it is very likely that a donor within the same racial/ethnic group will be a better match.