Did you know…
- The American Red Cross of Lee County has been serving
the Lee County community for 85 years?
- Local volunteers and staff processed and mailed $1.2
million from generous Lee County citizens in response
to the September 11th tragedies – with
only 2% administrative expenses?
- Aside from September 11th activities, the
American Red Cross of Lee County has provided services to more
than 40,000 Lee County residents (1 out of every 11
people) since July 1, 2001?
- Local Red Cross volunteers provide shelter to thousands
of people when activated during hurricane season?
- Local volunteers provide emergency aid to
approximately 300 area residents annually who lose
their homes to fire?
- Local volunteers feed 500 – 700 firefighters
and other emergency personnel during fire season?
- Volunteers and staff educate more than 16,000
residents annually on how to prepare for and respond
in times of disaster to limit loss of life and property?
- Local volunteers provide emergency communication
services to more than 240 local military families
annually by verifying family emergencies and sending
emergency messages to U.S. military members all over the
- Volunteers and staff provide skills training to more
than 6,000 area residents annually in CPR, First Aid,
Water Safety and other safety training?
- In partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, more
than 20,000 elementary school children were taught
water safety through the American Red Cross
"Whales Tales" program this year?
- Local chapter services have increased by 300%
within the last four years, but donor contributions
have increased by only 78%?
- The American National Red Cross helps fund large
disaster operations, but local Red Cross chapters have
to raise local funds for local services?
- For the last two years, local chapter service
delivery expenses have exceeded revenue?
- While the United Way of Lee County generously
contributes 14% of the chapter’s annual operating budget
and Health & Safety course fees contribute another 12%
- the remaining 74% must be raised from corporate and
- Although the chapter touched the lives of 1 out of every
11 Lee County resident within the last 12 months, less
than 2% of Lee County residents donate to the Red Cross?
Please support local Red Cross Services.
More than 40,000 people count on us.
Can we count on you?