The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S. affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs.
Issued a corporate charter by the United States Congress under Title 36 of the United States Code, Section 3001, the American National Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, income from health and safety training and products, and income from blood products. The American Red Cross is headquartered in Washington, D.C.. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, serving her second three-year term, is Bonnie McElveen-Hunter. The current President and Chief Executive Officer is Gail J. McGovern.
... In February 2001, American Red Cross convened a meeting with other global healthcare organizations ... American Red Cross, CDC, UNICEF, UN Foundation, and WHO met to discuss the growing problem of measles in Africa ... American Red Cross provides funding and has the network of Red Cross societies around the world and the volunteers to do social mobilization, ensuring each child has a chance to be vaccinated ...
... Together with other organizations such as UNICEF and the American Red Cross, the church is working towards eradicating measles ... Due to their efforts, the American Red Cross bestowed the First Presidency with the organization's highest financial support honor, the American Red Cross Circle of Humanitarians award ...
... allegations of fraud and theft by volunteers and contractors within the American Red Cross Katrina operations were launched by the Louisiana Attorney-General and the FBI ... In response, the American Red Cross increased its internal and external education of the organization's fraud and waste hotline for confidential reporting to a third party ... In April 2006, an unnamed former American Red Cross official leaked reports made by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the British Red ...
... American Red Cross National Headquarters is a building in Washington, D.C ... both as a memorial to women who served in the American Civil War and as the headquarters building for the American Red Cross ...
1995, the SPCA was asked by emergency American Red Cross shelters to help with the hundreds of evacuating pets ...
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