The West Virginia Region of the American Red Cross serves 57 counties in both West Virginia and Ohio and is made up of 7 chapters in 13 locations. The chapters are: Central West Virginia, Eastern Panhandle, Fayette-Nicholas, Greenbrier Valley, Mid-Ohio Valley, North Central West Virginia and River Valley. We help our community prepare for and respond to disasters 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The motto of the West Virginia Region of the American Red Cross is ?to live and work in a community where every life is touched and strengthened by the Red Cross.? Our work is made possible by generous people who donate time, money or blood to help save the day for someone.
Each year, nationally the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions. People count on the Red Cross to help them in their darkest hour. In turn, the support of donors makes it possible for the Red Cross to fulfill its humanitarian mission. The American Red Cross? unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding service to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways. Using the latest i