The American Red Cross started May 21st, 1881. They received their first congressional character in 1990. The Red Cross Association teaches first aid certification and swimming lessons.
The American Red Cross is part of the world's largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Working together, we help respond to disasters, build safer communities, and teach the rules of war. Each year, we reach an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.
Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. We invite you to learn about our history and hope you will feel inspired to become more involved with the Red Cross.
You can help by going to www.RedCross.org. Also, you can come to us and donate money or blood to help. Thank you!