- Provided relief more than 130 families affected by local disasters
- Taught preparedness health and safety classes to more than 39,000 people
- Assisted 434 people in our services to armed forces program
- Our volunteers delivered more than 76,000 meals to nearly 600 clients last year through Meals on Wheels
Fundamental Principles of the Global Red Cross Network
Humanity The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
Impartiality It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
Neutrality In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Red Cross may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
Independence The Red Cross is independent. The national societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with Red Cross principles.
Voluntary Service The Red Cross is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
Unity There can be only one Red Cross society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
Universality The Red Cross is a worldwide institution in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other.