American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico
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 disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
1. Disaster Relief Assistance - When a fire destroys a family's home, floods wipe out a neighborhood, a train derails, or firefighters are tired and thirsty from fighting a house or grass fire, the Red Cross is on the scene administering first aid, supplying food, clothing and shelter, meeting immediate emotional and material needs to those in need. Disaster services is 24/7.
2. Service to Military and their Families - The Red Cross is here providing emergency reporting and communications to the military, military personnel and their families 24/7. Verifications of deaths, serious illnesses, medical conditions, family emergencies and births are done and transmitted.
3. Health & Safety Services - Teaching the public to save lives through CPR, First Aid, HIV/AIDS, swimming, lifeguarding, babysitting, water safety, and preventing disease transmission classes. We provide families and individuals the lifesaving skills that prevent death or disabilities.
4. Community Education - The chapter participates in community health fairs, blood pressure screenings, presentations, friendly home visits and community information & referral.