American Red Cross

Posted July 22, 2019

Name of Non-Profit Organization *

American Red Cross

Today's Date: *

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Organization's website

http://www.redcross.org

EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *

53-0196605

What year did your organization receive it's non-profit status? *

1938

Address *

2111 Dana Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
United States

County *

Hamilton

Your Name *

Michele Gottschlich

Your Title *

Grant Specialist

Your email address *

michele.gottschlich@redcross.org

Your Phone Number

(513) 509-9847

Executive Director's Name *

Stephanie Byrd

Executive Director's email address *

stephanie.byrd@redcross.org

What is the mission of your organization?

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. Disaster relief is at the heart of our mission. When disasters strike, the Red Cross mobilizes its dedicated workforce — 90% volunteers — to offer shelter, meals, health, and mental health services and other assistance to address the basic needs of disaster survivors. Every day, the American Red Cross is at work down the street, and around the world. Since its founding in 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for millions during their moments of greatest need. The Red Cross has been supporting the Cincinnati region for over 100 years, touching the lives of nearly 50,000 people each year. Today, local Red Cross services include:
• Disaster Relief: The Red Cross provides food, shelter, financial assistance, and comfort to families impacted by disasters.
• Disaster Preparedness: The Red Cross trains community members about disaster preparedness, installs smoke alarms in local households, and educates families about fire safety.
• Preparedness, Health & Safety Services: The Red Cross trains individuals in lifesaving skills.
• Service to Armed Forces: The Red Cross supports members of the military and their families before, during, and after deployment.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *

  • (4) Disaster Relief
  • (5) Education

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?

Disaster relief is at the heart of our mission. When disasters strike, the Red Cross mobilizes its dedicated workforce — 90% volunteers — to offer shelter, meals, health and mental health services and other assistance to address the basic needs of disaster survivors. Red Cross disaster preparedness activities focus on the prevention of house fires, the single most frequent “disaster” experienced by our community, by installing FREE alarms and batteries. The Red Cross installs these smoke alarms in the community to help save lives. Our Pillowcase outreach targets youth in 3rd thru 5th grades, teaching them the skills they need to build their own disaster kit and be prepared to survive a disaster.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *

Yes, Grades 9 – 12

List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.

As our mission states, we are powered by volunteers and we welcome high school students! redcrossyouth.org is a great place to start if you are looking for opportunities to get involved. Examples include installation of smoke detectors, blood donations, office work, and so much more.

Volunteer coordinator

Jordan Tetting

Volunteer coordinator's email address

jordan.tetting@redcross.org

Volunteer coordinator's phone number

(614) 753-2103