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 disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
In 1908, the Dallas community faced one of its greatest challenges when the Trinity River swelled, flooding the area. More than 4,000 people were made homeless. A small group of passionate and committed individuals, who later founded the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, set to work. The group erected a tent city at Main and Stone streets and hauled hay in wagons to make beds. In one day, Dallas residents contributed $156,000 to aid the victims.
Almost 100 years later, the Dallas Area Chapter continues the legacy of those hardworking men and women to provide disaster relief assistance and safety education to the North Texas community. That's our promise to you--to be there whenever or wherever we are needed.
Volunteer and training opportunities include disaster services, health and safety education, online preparedness courses, youth education, public speaking, and community disaster education.
To register for any of the offered trainings please contact your local branch of the American Red Cross.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008 - 10:56 AM