High Desert Chapter (American Red Cross)
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross.
As the American Red Cross enters a new century-the third in its illustrious history-it remains dedicated to its traditional roles helping to make families and communities safer at home and around the world. A humanitarian service organization, the American Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to the victims of more than 63,000 disasters nationwide. It has been the primary supplier of lifesaving blood and blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. In 2000 alone the Red Cross collected 6.3 million units of blood. In addition, the American Red Cross provides training in vital lifesaving skills, direct health and community services, assistance to international disaster and conflict victims, and transmits nearly 1.4 million emergency messages between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The American Red Cross also addresses new challenges as they arise. Today, it is a participant in HIV/AIDS education, in the international campaign against childhood diseases, and in developing strategies in collaboration with the United States government for dealing with acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are:
Humanity: prevent and alleviate human suffering. Protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being.
Impartiality: no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Neutrality: not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies.
Independence: National Societies must always maintain their autonomy.
Voluntary Service: promoted by desire for gain.
Unity: only one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country.
Universality: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is worldwide.
We are Preparedness Partners with all communities of Northern San Bernardino County from the top of Cajon Pass to both the Nevada and Arizona state lines including: Adelanto, Amboy, Apple Valley, Baldy Mesa, Barstow, Boron, Cadiz, Cima, Daggett, Earp, E! Mirage, Essex, Ft. Irwin, Helendale, Hesperia, Hinkley, Johannesburg, Kelso, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Newberry Springs, Oak Hills, Oro Grande, Parker Dam, Phelan, Pinion Hills, Red Mountain, Tecopa, Trona, Victorville, Wrightwood and Yermo.
- Address 16248 Desert Knoll Dr.Victorville, CA 92395
- Trish Miller
- Community, Emergency & Safety, Seniors, Women