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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross empowers ordinary people to perform extraordinary acts in emergency situations. We train. We mobilize. We connect donors and volunteers to those in urgent need of a helping hand. Whether it is a call for blood or a call for help, the American Red Cross is there. Together, we can transform a life in crisis into a life of hope.

The American Red Cross has had a presence in the Twin Cities metro area since 1915 and adheres to the seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement: humanity, impartiality, independence, neutrality, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We serve the 2.87 million residents of Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, and western Washington counties. Each year, our programs and services touch the lives of approximately 200,000 people in the metro area.

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