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West Central Chapter Of The American Red Cross

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.

We have a Congressional Charter that is a government mandate stating that we must provide these services. This mandate comes with no government funding. The American National Red Cross is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Gail McGovern is President, and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is Chairman of the Board of Governors.


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