Getting To Know Your Local Red Cross

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Getting To Know Your Local Red Cross

  1. 1. Our reach is global. Our focus is local.
  2. 2. Getting to know your Local Red Cross Chapter• Who we are• What we do - our 4 Core Services 1. Disaster Relief 2. Safety & First Aid Training 3. Provide Blood 4. Service to Military• How you can help
  3. 3. Mission The American Red Cross is a humanitarianorganization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. It provides relief tovictims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  4. 4. Triangle Chapter Service AreaWake, Johnston, Franklin, Lee, Chatham & Warren Counties
  5. 5. Daniel Cima/American Red CrossEvery fire, flood, hurricane or tornado. Disaster Relief
  6. 6. The Triangle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross helped more than357 families recover from local disasters in 2010.
  7. 7. Hurricane Earl – ERV Deployment (August 2010)
  8. 8. High Point Tornado (March 2010)
  9. 9. We provided more than10,836 nights of shelter locally to those whose homes or apartmentswere made unlivable due to fires in 2010.
  10. 10. NC State Fair –First Aid Station (October 2010)
  11. 11. Red Cross Emergency Shelter – Setup
  12. 12. Daniel Cima/American Red CrossEveryone who needs life-saving skills. Education Programs
  13. 13. Training & Preparedness Programs
  14. 14. Every year, nearly 60,000Triangle residents gain the skills to respond to life threatening emergencies such as heart attacks.
  15. 15. Readiness Exercise – RDU (March 2010)
  16. 16. Daniel Cima/American Red CrossEvery time someone needs life saving blood. Blood Services
  17. 17. The local Red Cross chapter provides most of the blood supply for our area. We recruited more than45,000 blood donors last year to provide life saving blood for area hospitals.
  18. 18. NCSU Blood Drive
  19. 19. Hector Emanuel/American Red CrossEvery service member in need.Service to Military
  20. 20. Each year the Red Cross assists nearly 3,000Triangle military families financially and emotionally.
  21. 21. Veteran’s Day Parade (November 2010)
  22. 22. Local military families turned to us more than 1,200 times last year for support. We provide emergency communication, financial assistance, and counselingservices for military families.
  23. 23. Triangle Flight of Honor (November 2010)
  24. 24. P. Yazdi/ICRC Every international disaster.International Disaster Relief
  25. 25. Your local Red Cross ispart of a global network,providing disaster relief around the world, through 192 national societies.
  26. 26. P. Yazdi/ICRCEvery international conflict.
  27. 27. The American Red Cross provides internationalrelief locally and globally to families affected byinternational conflict and disasters.
  28. 28. Our volunteers are there to help 24 / 7 whoever you are. wherever you are.Hector Emanuel/American Red Cross
  29. 29. How can you help?by donating your . . . Time Blood Money
  30. 30. TriangleRedCross.org 919.231.1602

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