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Who We Are

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

What We Do

Disaster Relief

The Red Cross responds to more than 400 disasters on average every year in the Louisiana Capital Area, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We 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, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help military families and veterans annually. Last year more than 5,600 cases services were provided here in Louisiana.

 

Health and Safety Services

The Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard training. Nearly 60,000 people in Louisiana last year participated in our training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to be 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. 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. We also provide support for those with global needs who live in Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

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