For more than 130 years, the Red Cross has helped neighbors down the street, across the country and around the world. As
the nation’s premier emergency preparedness and response organization, the Red Cross is there through every imaginable crisis—from home fires to hurricanes—helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters.
Since its founding, the organization has expanded its services while maintaining its mission. Today, patients needing lifesaving
blood transfusions, parents learning CPR, members of the military deployed overseas and many more turn to the Red Cross
every second of every day for training, help and support.
With nearly 500 chapters across the U.S., we have a presence in every community. With our global Red Cross partners, we
comprise the largest humanitarian network in the world.