The American Red Cross: A Brief Introduction, By Amita Vadlamudi

Providing international services in disaster relief, education and training for safety and health, and blood donation, the American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for those in need. The Red Cross’s network of volunteers, donors, and employees endeavors to raise money and organize events to foster a humanitarian support system. In 2011 alone, the charitable support of Red Cross donors and volunteers helped more than 30 countries prepare for disaster, and, among other efforts, offered 386,000 emergency services to military members and families.

For more information about the American Red Cross or how to donate, visit

About the Author: Amita Vadlamudi has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a computer systems engineer. In addition to supporting infrastructures and operating systems in her professional life, Ms. Vadlamudi’s charitable efforts support the American Red Cross and other global humanitarian initiatives.


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