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Financial Contributions

The American Red Cross is an independent, non-profit organization that relies primarily on the generosity of the American people for support.  The Red Cross is not a government agency; voluntary contributions are the key to our ability to respond.

A financial contribution enables the us to help those in need every day of the year when help is needed most. Contributions may be sent to your local Red Cross chapter. Also, talk to your local chapter about other types of giving, such as gifts of stock, real estate, and memorial gifts and other planned giving opportunities.


The very foundation of the American Red Cross is based on voluntary work.   As the largest humanitarian organization in the United States, the Red Cross depends on volunteers to accomplish its mission: providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Today, nearly 1.4 million people volunteer with the Red Cross nationwide.

Your help is needed in many different areas.  These could include: teaching health and safety courses, volunteering at blood drives, being a member of a chapter's Disaster 
Action Team, helping with the clerical work at the chapter house, serving on a chapter's Board of Directors, and many more. Please, contact your local chapter for more information.

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