As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas:
- Community services that help the needy;
- Support and comfort for military members and their families ?The collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products;
- Educational programs that promote health and safety International relief and development programs.
Through over 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work. The Tippecanoe County Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded in 1915. We provide the community with services that aid in disaster relief, health and safety services and emergency military communication.