American Red Cross
North Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross
 CHAPTER SERVICES

The North Treasure Coast Chapter is always busy; just look at what we accomplished last year: 

  • More than 13,000 residents received instruction in aquatics and water safety.
  • More than 2,600 people learned CPR/First Aid.
  • More than 9,000 residents received Community Disaster Eduation.
  • We opened 32 shelters, housing more than 13,500 people, with residents continually from September 2 until October 18.
  • We served over 1.1 million meals and snacks.
  • We made 5,500 mental health contacts.
  • We helped 45 families who required assistance as the result of fires. 
  • We helped families locate loved ones through our tracing service.
  • We recruited and maintained more than 300 volunteers!
  • We served more than 250 people in the military community with emergency assistance and communications.

Armed Forces Emergency Services

With over 1,500 offices in Red Cross Chapters throughout the country and around the world, military men and women are never out of Armed Forces Emergency Services touch.

The American Red Cross has trained volunteer personnel who will be there to help in the event of an emergency, critical accident, illness or death of a service member's immediate family.  Through our world-wide network, we can communicate with a military installation or ship, wherever a service member is stationed.  The Red Cross is available 24 hours a day to help families stay connected.  

All military social services are provided free of charge by your American Red Cross.  

If you need to reach a family in the military, call our Vero Beach office at (772)562-2549 any time of the day or night.  Please listen carefully to the instructions on the answering machine outside of normal business hours.

    Links to United States Armed Forces Web Sites

United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Army Reserve
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine Corp
United States National Guard
United States Navy

Disaster Services

Since 1881, people have turned to the American Red Cross for disaster assistance and emergency services.  Today, 1.2 million trained and dedicated American Red Cross volunteers, young and old, are helping their neighbors across the country every day.

Disaster Services

Although we are not a government agency and receive no funding from the government, the American Red Cross is chartered by Congress to provide relief and assistance to victims of disaster.  All Red Cross assistance is given free of charge, made possible by the generous contribution of time, money, and skills by people just like you.

The North Treasure Coast Chapter has 250 volunteers, trained and ready to assist should a devastating hurricane, flood or tornado strike Indian River or St. Lucie county.  When the disaster is over, we are there to help rebuild lives with food, water, clothing, relocation assistance, and counseling, among other services.  Our Disaster Action Teams are the first on the scene and the last to leave.  Disaster Training course schedules are available online.


Health & Safety Services

The American Red Cross offers private citizens, community groups, organizations and businesses courses in CPR, water safety, life guarding, first aid, AIDS awareness, etc. Health & Safety course schedules are available online.

 

 


Youth Services

Youth ServicesRecruiting youth can have a direct impact on our ability to meet our commitment to Indian River and St. Lucie counties.  The North Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross recognizes that young people face many choices and challenges related to their health and development; thus, we promote leadership development of youth through comprehensive programs.  Click here for more information about this vital component of our Community Services.


International Tracing

Volunteers assist individuals and families in contacting family members in other parts of the world, who have been separated by war, political events, or disasters. Tracing and Red Cross Message Service, most active during conflict, are often required for years beyond the event. Chapters and stations provide the link in the community that facilitates the location and communication between the family members, as well as reunification in the appropriate circumstances. Additionally, the American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center, opened in 1990, is the national clearinghouse for persons seeking to learn the fates of loved ones missing since the Holocaust and its aftermath.

For more information about Red Cross International Services, please click here.