Posts Tagged ‘mission’

Shopping for the Holidays and Supporting Your Red Cross

November 1, 2009

The holiday season celebrations are coming quickly! What kinds of gift ideas are you considering?

Click here to view a variety of health and safety courses and treat your family or friends to a training session to be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid. It’s a priceless gift to be prepared to save the life of loved one.

Click here to view a variety of disaster preparedness kits and purchase them for loved ones who may not have one yet. There is great peace of mind knowing your spouse or children have essential survival items should the unexpected happen at any given time or place.


Click here to view a variety of specially designed pins and purchase them for family and friends in recognition of their continued support in fulfilling the Red Cross’ humanitarian mission.


Click here to view a variety of first aid kits and purchase them for neighbors and colleagues who may have already had the training but do not have the basic supplies.

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Click here to view a variety of ways to donate and help your local Red Cross continue providing essential services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


March is Red Cross Month

February 28, 2009

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Each year the President of the United States proclaims March “Red Cross Month” giving the American Red Cross an opportunity to recognize the vital services that help save millions of lives. On February 27, 2009, President Barack Obama, Honorary Chairman of the American Red Cross, signed a Presidential Proclamation marking March 2009 as “Red Cross Month” encouraging all Americans to support this humanitarian organization. (Click here for Proclamation details.)

We  celebrate those who volunteer of their time, donate their money and give blood enabling Red Cross to continue saving lives.

American Red Cross of the National Capital Area’s mission is to help the people of our community prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters or other life-threatening emergencies that may be local, state-wide, national or international in nature.

Although our Chapter comprises of over 100 staff members, we cannot continue fulfilling our mission without over 4,000 dedicated volunteers who give of their time. Together, staff members and volunteers support the Chapter and help the community by teaching health and safety courses, rotating 24-hour-duty shifts as Disaster Action Team members responding to local disasters 365 days a year, welcoming home wounded U.S. service men and women returning to the United States, participating in community partnerships and events to help educate people in emergency preparedness, assist in fundraising events and so much more!

Our volunteers work in a variety of services such as Community, Disaster, International, Education & Training, Military and Blood.  Join our Chapter and help save the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and community members today! 

In addition to having volunteers who help us provide these services, donations are needed to enable our Chapter to continue these critical services daily. Help can’t wait! Donate to our Chapter and be a part of saving lives today!

Visit American Red Cross of the National Capital Area to learn more about the Chapter and services, how we’re helping our community and find out about upcoming events!