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. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Everything we do depends on the needs of the people that we serve.
The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples. The American Red Cross is part of the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries.
The Red Cross is committed to administering service to people in need across the world. Because we are primarily supported by the help of volunteers we always are looking for ways to engage others in the mission of the Red Cross. For volunteer opportunities visit our website: http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/greater-cincinnati-dayton/volunteer