June 2017 will mark 100 years of the American Red Cross in Southern Nevada. Formed through the efforts of a small group of women, volunteering at a local hospital and making clothing for those in need, the Red Cross in Southern Nevada has grown from modest roots to an organization now supporting people in 15 counties in the state.
Since its beginnings in Southern Nevada the Red Cross has been on hand to help where help is needed. From its early history – supporting those serving in World War 1, assisting unemployed workers and their families who came to the area to work on Hoover Dam, to World War 2 – till now, the Red Cross has been committed to providing emergency support, training, and services. We assist our communities to meet their needs in the following areas:
- Preparedness Health and Safety Services
- Biomedical Services
- Disaster Services
- Services to the Armed Forces
- International Services – Reconnecting Families
Besides these critical services we also support Red Cross Youth Clubs – encouraging young people to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in their community.
Over the years our supporters have grown right along with us as well. Through a large group of volunteers and giving societies, the communities throughout Southern Nevada have been there to help individuals and families get back to their normal lives after a disaster.
The American Red Cross is proud to be a part of Southern Nevada. We hope you will join us in celebrating our first 100 years and we look forward to the next 100 years to come!
If you would like information on our history, as well as on volunteering and the services that we offer, please visit our website at http://the american red cross of southern nevada or call (702) 791-3311 for more.