Washington DC Chapter, established in 1905 and given its charter when the American Red Cross was reorganized, has often been at the forefront of initiatives that uphold the mission statement of this esteemed, humanitarian organization. What is now commonplace in many chapters across the country, classes in first aid instruction, were first held in DC in 1908. Those classes are still vital today. Red Cross-trained first aiders not only provide essential aid to those victims of disaster but have been responsible for ensuring workplace safety for many.
Give auto donation a thought – we live in a highly populated area and rather than dumping your old car and spoiling our beautiful environment – go green and donate your used car instead of accepting a pretty insulting trade-in. The Red Cross can organize collection of any vehicle donation made to us and we’re on the phone 24/7 for you to call us any day of the year.
Whether you refer to us as the DC Chapter, the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area, Washington DC Metropolitan Area Red Cross Chapter or WMAC we’d be happy to receive your help, your support and your vehicle donations. We’re altogether in our work but we thrive on a little rivalry and want to make our Chapter as effective and efficient as we possibly can. The better we are the better we can serve the community that needs us whether that is at home or overseas. The Red Cross knows no boundaries in its provision of care except in prioritizing the urgency of cases in times of emergency and disaster and we’ll always be there wherever we are needed.
Your efforts in supporting your local chapter are still required. For so long the public has accepted and applauded the work of the Red Cross but many are ignorant of the fact that it is an organization entirely dependent on donations. If you could donate your time, blood or money it would certainly be appreciated. Hey, that sounds like a mighty call and perhaps you can’t afford to give those things for whatever reason but something you might not know is that you could donate your car as a means of providing much needed funds.