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Learn More About Your Local American Red Cross

Red Cross Volunteers

Did you know…

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and does not receive government funding? They are funded by United Way allocations,fundraising events, grants, and donations from individuals and corporations in order to provide their services.

Your local Red Cross has been providing services to your community for over 100 years?

Your local Red Cross provides immediate basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, prescription medications and more to an average of 200 families a year who are victims of single family fires and other disasters and that these services are free?

Your local Red Cross provides emergency messaging to active military members while serving stateside or overseas during family crises? These messages may include birth announcements, family illnesses, death of aloved one, or other personal emergencies.

Your local Red Cross trains over 17,000 people in one year with life-saving skills such as First Aid, CPR/AED, Babysitter Training, HIV/AIDS education, disease prevention, lifeguarding, water safety, learn-to-swim, and other preparedness programs?

Your local Red Cross provides life-saving blood and blood products to thousands of people each year?

Your local Red Cross has nearly 2,000 volunteers who are supported by a small
number of paid staff, who provide all these services to our community?

To learn more about your local American Red Cross, visit or call 256-536-0084.

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