The National Capital Area Chapter provides disaster preparedness education and response; emergency services for military families; CPR/First Aid training; Community Service and leadership development for young people; international services.
How do you help people in my community?
The National Capital Area Chapter helps the people of our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies that may be local, state-level, national, or international in nature. The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area serves the people of District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s and Fairfax; and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, which means it is responsible for providing disaster services for more than 3.3 million people. The Chapter also serves the needs of military service members within its jurisdiction including; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the National Naval Medical Center, Fort Belvoir, and Andrews Air Force Base.
Why do you need my support?
The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the resources of its volunteers. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to operate. Through the generous donations offered by people like you we are able to continue our mission of helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Your time, talents, and resources are what make the Red Cross services possible. Start saving a life today!
How can I be sure that you will use my money wisely and won't waste it?
When you donate to the Red Cross of the National Capital Area your money stays locally to assist those in this area. The majority of our workers are volunteers, which help to keep a low overhead cost. In fact our administrative costs are 11%. Our Financial Report is posted on line for public viewing. As a donor you have the option of designating where you would like your contribution to go. Designation options include General Support, National Capital Chapter Disaster Relief, International Response Fund, Disaster Relief Fund, or Youth Services. This allows you to be a part of deciding how your money will be used..
Can I Volunteer? How?
YES! The strength of the Red Cross is its core of volunteers who work in all levels of the organization. If you would like more information about becoming a Red Cross volunteer, either in Disaster Services, Health and Safety, Blood Services or community programs, call your American Red Cross, National Capital Area Chapter (703) 584-8400 or visit our website at www.redcrossnca.org.