Whether responding by providing disaster relief, offering preparedness classes, helping military families separated by duty assignments, or administering our community service programs, your Red Cross is on the job 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We never know when or where disaster will strike, but one thing is certain. Snohomish County's 400 Red Cross volunteers will be there to respond to the emergency needs of victims. All Red Cross disaster services are free, without expectation or solicitation of reimbursement.
Red Cross has a tradition of humanitarian service that has been a part of Snohomish County since 1916. In 2010, the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red cross: Responded to 90 fires affecting 200 Snohomish County families. Opened 8 shelters for a total of 22 nights during flooding and power outages. Served 2000 families over 14,500 meals and snacks post-disaster Provided financial assistance to 96 families affected by natural disasters. Taught 9130 individuals in CPR, First Aid, and other lifesaving skills classes. Provided emergency communication to over 800 active military members and their families with over 1730 services. Helped 25,642 families, with assistance and referrals on their utility bills through Project PRIDE.
The Red Cross mission is to help citizens prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies; to be a community resource when disaster strikes; and to ?be there? when other unexpected personal hardships hit.