This post was updated on Sept. 22, 2017 Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, we have seen an outpouring of generosity and support. …
4 Tips for Smart Giving After a Disaster
No matter when or where a disaster big or small may strike, the American Red Cross stands ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days …
Straight Talk on the California Wildfire Response
There have been several misunderstandings about the Red Cross and our response to the California wildfires, and we believe it is important to state the facts as clearly as possible. …
A Step to Preparedness: Giving Blood
We’ve often talked about our 3 steps to preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. These steps go a long way towards keeping you and your family safe, but there’s another step that you can take to help keep your entire community safe: Give Blood.
Calling All Blood Donors
With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of Type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in …
From the American People to the American People
Below is a blog entry that Kristin Claes, a Red Cross worker from the Greater Chicago Area Chapter, wrote during her deployment to Tennessee. We are sharing it with you …
Paying It Forward
We rely on the generosity of our donors every day here at the Red Cross. Amazing stories like the one below are great examples of how far an act of kindness can extend.
Our Response to the Miami Herald Story
The money generously donated by the American people is one of the major reasons that today most people in Haiti have access to food and water and most earthquake survivors have a tent or tarp over their heads and basic relief supplies.
Haiti: Your Frequently Asked Questions Part 3
For part 3, we’ve asked her if the American Red Cross plans on spending all the designated donations we received in Haiti? This conversation includes an explanation of our overhead costs.