American Red Cross
How beautiful a day can be when you lighten the burden of others? The power of touch, a kind word, or a smile can be so powerful that you could not imagine. Established and chartered in May of 1917, the Chapter Area of the American Red Cross has dedicated itself to providing material, mental, and educational support to people. Services available here include community classes for CPR and First Aid; disaster classes such as DAT (Disaster Action Team), which responds to house fires and assists clients on the road of recovery within our 8 surrounding counties: Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and Taylor.
We are glad to report that over 156 disasters were responded by our volunteers last year and 19 volunteers were deployed for Hurricane Irene. Out of every dollar in our received donations, 92 cents goes to help fire clients. Although there are only 7 Employees, we have over 300 volunteers to in our chapter. We even have a volunteer who has served for 60 years.
Thank You Volunteers! The support of people from our communities like you in times of need is really important. Without your hard work, we could not have achieved our mission to change lives in Big Bend communities and across Florida. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to be a billionaire to serve. All we are looking for from you is a passion for compassion. If you are enthusiastic and want to work with passionate people in ways that make a real difference, the Red Cross is your best choice.
We are excited to have you here with us! Welcome to the Red Cross Family!