American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has spent 125 years keeping our communities safe and helping families in times of crisis. As the need for the Red Cross continues to grow, we are committed to uphold our tradition of service to the community.
The Red Cross provides immediate relief to victims of house fires, winter storms, and flooding in the form of shelter, food, and clothing. In 2007, your local Red Cross chapter helped 83 families (243 individuals) get back on their feet after losing their homes to fire. With the cost of heating homes escalating, more families have turned to alternative sources of heat, resulting in a significant increase in home fires. In the first 6 months of this fiscal year we have seen a 40% increase in single family home fires over this time last year.
Since 1917, Red Cross chapters across Maine have been the key in delivering a range of critical services that directly affect the quality of life in our community. Critical life-saving skills in CPR and first aid classes, disaster relief services and emergency military communications and services are all a part of what the Red Cross does everyday here in Maine.
In carrying out these activities for over 90 years, we have relied on the volunteers that are the life-blood of the Red Cross. We actively encourage and develop the volunteer spirit. These efforts have contributed to an improved quality of life in our community. The example set by Red Cross volunteers is a mode of volunteerism that motivates us all. We are proud to have local volunteers living throughout Kennebec and Somerset counties, as well as around the State, who serve both locally and nationally when the need arises.
Your support makes it possible for volunteers to train others to save lives. Your contribution makes it possible for volunteers to provide relief to families who have lost everything in a disaster. Please support the Red Cross and its volunteers as we strive to serve those in need in this community.
Together, we can change a life!
We can be reached at www.maineredcross.org or by calling 872-5642.
If you might be interested in finding out more about the American Red Cross, click this button and request group membership :