Red Cross Month provides an opportunity to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help the organization fulfill its mission – to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Opportunities to be a “hero” include volunteering for a worthy cause, making a donation to a charity, donating blood, or taking a safety class. 

The American Red Cross offers safety training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and even how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Courses are available across the nation. Find a Red Cross safety course closest to you.

You can also volunteer for your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Volunteers assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Find a local CERT near you.

Learn more about Red Cross Month and how you can help support your community.