Central North Carolina Chapter
When fires, floods, and other natural or man-made disasters occur, the Red Cross is there. Assisting the friends, families, and neighbors in Durham, Person, Granville, Vance and Orange Counties, we provide affected families with emergency food, clothing, shelter, and prescription medication. We also work to help you prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters.
The Central NC Chapter is a private charitable organization and receives no government funding. We are dependent on and grateful for your support to continue our life-changing work.
On January 1, 2010, the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces with the Orange County Red Cross Chapter. The new five-county service area includes Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance counties. Because the chapter now serves five counties, Central North Carolina Chapter will remain the chapter’s name.
How we served Central North Carolina during our last fiscal year (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010):
- Responded to 206 disasters and residential home fires (an average of one every 48 hours!), provided comfort and emergency needs to 650 adults and children in crisis, and $96,000 in direct assistance for food, lodging, clothing and disaster-caused needs.
- Trained 9,255 individuals in lifesaving skills classes including CPR and AED, First Aid, Babysitting and Water Safety Classes.
- Provided emergency services communications to 358 military families through our Services to the Armed Forces program.
- Provided local residents with the critical transportation they need each year to medical appointments. Unique to our chapter, volunteer drivers provided 5,272 clients with 9,829 one-way trips to medical appointments, logging more than 99,000 miles. Without the help of the Red Cross, most would have gone without treatment.
- Collected 26,523 units of blood, capable of saving more than 79,500 lives!
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its Congressional Chapter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement.
Nationally we are a network of more than 700 Chapters, 36 Blood Services, and is part of 186 Recognized Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies. An average of 90 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.