Emergency relief services and volunteers are among the most valuable non-profit resource in the nation, and RBLP is delighted to be supporting two regions of the American Red Cross.
Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross is of course one of the best-known humanitarian organizations in the nation. Their mission statement is: “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”
As with every region and branch of the Red Cross, our partners in California and Florida strive to provide relief to all who are affected by disaster through care, shelter and hope, including life-saving blood and blood products and outreach to military service people and their families for comfort and and support.
Our West Coast support is for the Central California Region of the Red Cross, headquartered in Camarillo, CA and anchoring a network serving 4.4 million residents across 10 counties.
In addition to their relief efforts in a region frequently challenged by earthquakes and wildfires, the Central California Red Cross HQ spearheads fundraising events such as Ride for the Red, which takes place in May. This cycling event takes riders across multiple routes ranging from upper Ventura County to scenic, seaside Point Mugu to raise proceeds for services and programs.
On the East Coast, we’re offering certifications to the Red Cross Region of Northern Florida, which serves 3.5 million residents across the upper region of the state from the northeast to the Panhandle counties. They are anchored in three hubs in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.
In a region that is commonly faced with tropical storms and flooding, Northern Florida’s Red Cross is essential to providing relief to its community. In addition to participating in national events – such as the upcoming Sound the Alarm to provide home smoke alarm systems to those in need – this region gives back through events such as January’s Canteens & Camo, featuring music, dancing and a live auction to raise proceeds for these vital services.
Taking care of our community is a core value at the Resilience-Building Leader Program. Our primary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative is to provide RBLP exam prep training and leadership certifications to front-line leaders, middle managers, and senior leaders at selected charitable nonprofit organizations at no cost.
Learn more about how we are Giving Back to the community.