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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.

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Phone Number: 512-928-4271
Address: 2218 Pershing Drive
Austin, TX 78723
For more than 100 years, dedicated Red Cross volunteers have helped the Central Texas community through disaster relief, service to the armed forces, international services, and CPR/first aid training. When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross springs into action. Whether it's a home fire, flood or other natural disaster, local volunteers respond at all hours of the day to provide shelter, food, clothing, blankets and comfort to help the impacted families.

This year, the American Red Cross Serving Central Texas is more focused than ever on reducing deaths and injuries caused by home fires through the "Home Fire Campaign". We know that a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half. In January 2017 alone we installed more than 1500 smoke alarms in homes that needed them, and educated each of these families on fire safety and prevention.

Impact Statement

In fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) the American Red Cross Serving Central Texas:

Provided 975 families with financial assistance after an emergency or disaster
Installed 584 smoke alarms for free in homes that needed them
Responded to 227 local fires, tornadoes, floods, storms and other emergencies
Logged 48,961 volunteer hours worked by 244 local volunteers
Trained 24,983 people on with lifesaving preparedness, first aid and CPR/AED skills
Provided 3,332 services to member of the military, veterans and their families.

Needs Statement

Your donation support Red Cross international services; disaster relief operations; first aid and CPR/AED training; emergency preparedness; and services to the Armed Forces. For example:

$25 vaccinates 25 children against Measles and Rubella.

$50 provides a parent with diapers, wipes and soy formula for an infant after experiencing a disaster situation.

$100 provides a kit with one month of supplies for a family overseas, including a cooking set, toilet paper, toothbrushes, water containers and a blanket.

$250 provides hygiene kits to 25 homeless veterans, including items such as a razor, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, lotion, socks and more.

$500 helps to increase water safety and prevent drowning for 50 children who don't have access to swimming lessons.

$1,000 provides 50 families with a Red Cross clean-up kit containing items needed to begin recovery after a disaster.

$2,500 provides 50 comfort kits to wounded veterans when they arrive at a military or VA hospital, each one containing a phone card, robe and shower shoes, toiletry items, calendar and an iTunes card.

$5,000 provides a full day of emergency shelter for 100 disaster victims, which includes 3 meals, a cot, two blankets, a comfort kit, and the support of Red Cross workers.
"The Red Cross was great. They were here immediately. They were handing out meals and blankets and helping out the people that were here, and they did an exceptionally good job. I mean, they responded so fast--got organized so fast-- that without those guys we would be really hurting. The Red Cross was just absolutely great."
- Travis County Flood Survivor

"The Red Cross did a fantastic job. They came out, they gave people places to sleep, they put up carts, they fed them, gave them warm food, warm blankets. They were really a great help. Without the Red Cross I don't know how these people would have made it."
- Apartment Complex Fire Survivor