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Who We Are

We provide care, compassion and emergency needs when disaster strikes.

Support for Military Families: We support members of the military, veterans and their families in coping, connecting and obtaining financial assistance.

Health & Safety Training & Education: We train individuals, families and organizations with lifesaving skills and emergency and disaster preparedness information.

Lifesaving Blood: We collect and distribute more than 40 percent of America’s blood supply.

International Services: We are a global leader in responding to emergencies, preparing for disasters, preventing disease and promoting humanitarian values.

Our work in 2012 (Central Virginia Chapter):

  • 97 disaster responses / 161 families assisted
  • 1,250 disaster preparedness presentations
  • Instructed 3,100 people in lifesaving skills (PHSS)
  • Provided over 501 services and assistance to military families
  • 90 community services provided

What We Do

The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day.

Since being founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for people when they need us the most. The depth and breadth of our services – whenever and wherever they're called for – is unmatched by any organization in the world.

The Central Virginia Chapter serves the independent cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro and 15 counties.


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