American Red Cross Serving the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas
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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.
The American Red Cross provides vital services to local communities 365 days a year. We respond to home fires in local neighborhoods and teach First Aid/CPR to community groups. The American Red Cross also supports active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, veterans and their families before, during and after deployment. We are able to provide these services thanks to the corps of 488 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. We provide training and support for our volunteers. We plan ahead for the types of disasters that strike in our community. And we train individuals, businesses and community groups so that they too will be prepared in the event of an emergency. As part of a worldwide humanitarian network, the American Red Cross works to deliver international humanitarian aid in the wake of disasters; prevent disease; reconnect families separated by armed conflict; and educate the public about International Humanitarian Law.
The word disaster typically conjures images of communities destroyed, massive environmental impact and lives ended. While large-scale incidents are rare, the Red Cross responds to daily emergencies that have a huge impact on friends and neighbors. Seven times a day in the U.S., a person dies in a home fire. Of homes that experience a fire, 60% do not have a working smoke alarm. The Red Cross is committed to reducing the number of smoke related deaths and injuries by 25% over 5 years, through the work of our Home Fire Campaign. We are partnering with local fire departments to install smoke alarms in homes that don't have them. We also work with residents in the home to develop an emergency exit plan and educate them on the most common ways home fires start. Supporting the Home Fire Campaign ensures that homes in our communities are not only being equipped with life-saving smoke detectors but also, when the unthinkable happens, that the Red Cross will be there to give what fire takes.
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Bremerton, WA 98337