American Red Cross

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.

The Red Cross has generously received funding from the Musgrave Foundation to support our local disaster relief program, helping families struggling to recover from disaster, mostly single family fires. Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. Trained Disaster Response volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout our region to respond to disasters, including but not limited to home fires, tornadoes, flooding, wild fires and ice storms.

Red Cross training and educational programs help to save lives and empower people to respond to disasters and other life-threatening emergencies. The Red Cross helps ensure that individuals, families and organizations are prepared for disasters and other emergencies through developing and implementing lifesaving training and education programs and materials. We continue to educate and train people locally to prepare for and prevent man-made and natural disasters and will continue to help families of those disasters long into the future.