An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The American Red Cross helps people in need every single day. No two days, weeks or years are the same at the Red Cross because so much of what we do depends on the needs of the people we serve. Your donation powers the Red Cross response to nearly 70,000 disasters a year nationwide, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. By making a charitable donation to the Red Cross, you are there for millions of people who face emergencies every year and help as they rebuild their lives. We could not be there without the generous donations from people like you.
A legacy of compassion links the earliest Red Cross visionaries — Henry Dunant, father of the global Red Cross movement, and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross—with millions of Red Cross supporters who carry on the work of one of the nation’s most respected humanitarian organizations.
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The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.
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The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.