For the last 100 years, the American Red Cross has been there for people in Ventura County during the moments when they needed us most. Since our chapter was chartered, we have helped millions of people affected by local disasters including home fires, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. From health and safety classes, to lifesaving blood collection and support of military members, their families and veterans, the Red Cross has helped make our community safer and more prepared for what may come in the next 100 years.
Beyond disaster relief, the Ventura County chapter delivers preparedness training and resources for the community. This training targets underprivileged youth and families living in disaster-prone neighborhoods. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. To volunteer, click here.