Today is the foundation day of American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross exists to provide provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education. The volunteers and employees of Red Cross work around the world, through five key service areas:
Disaster Relief: the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and communities that affected from disaster to get back to their daily routines. The Red Cross work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.
Supporting America’s Military Families: the Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for the challenges of military service.
Lifesaving Blood: the American Red Cross becomes the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.
Health and Safety Services: The Red Cross creates training programs for more than 9 million Americans including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to prepared to help others in an emergency.
International Services: the American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. They respond to disasters, build safer communities, and teach the rules of war.