American Red Cross Los Angeles Region (Los Angeles, CA)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Lara Lund
  • Title:Director, Foundations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
  • Address:11355 Ohio Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:310-365-9803

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:310-365-9803
  • Mobile phone:310-365-9803

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • 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.

  • Overview:
  • The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors in emergencies—across the street, across the country, and around the world. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, we assist victims of house and apartment fires, wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural or man-made disasters. In addition to our renowned domestic disaster preparedness and response activities, the Red Cross distinguishes itself by offering compassionate services in four other areas: educational programs that promote health and safety; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing, and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; and international relief and development programs.

    The American Red Cross, headquartered in Washington DC, is led by President and CEO Gail McGovern and a Board of Governors. Across the country, more than 500 chapters enable us to have a presence in every community. Year-round, more than 500,000 volunteers and 31,000 employees of the American Red Cross work to ensure that those in need receive the care and comfort they deserve. At the global scale, we mobilize the power of the world’s largest humanitarian network, made up of 186 Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies.

    The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region (ARCLA) is the second largest region in the national Red Cross network, providing services from 15 offices to assist the nearly 10 million residents in Los Angeles, Inyo and Mono Counties as well as the desert portion of Kern County. Our Regional Headquarters is located in West Los Angeles, with offices in Antelope Valley, Arcadia, Burbank, Canoga Park, Claremont, Commerce, Glendale, Koreatown, Long Beach, Pasadena, Rio Hondo, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, and Torrance. Currently, 110 staff and 8,420 youth and adult volunteers support our local programs.

    ARCLA remains steadfast in the commitment to upholding our 95-year tradition of providing service to community members in times of need. On average, we respond to one emergency every day throughout the Los Angeles region. When a disaster strikes, we provide food, shelter, direct financial assistance, emotional support, and assistance for longer-term recovery. In preparation for disasters, we provide education and health/safety courses on life-saving techniques; identify facilities and partners with the capacity to provide disaster-related services and support; address community issues and the needs of special populations; and train volunteers to provide individual and mass care.

    In fiscal year 2012, we responded to our community needs in a number of critical ways including: responding to 328 home fires and other emergencies; providing services such as emergency communications to 1,756 members of the Armed Forces; training 118,067 individuals in CPR, first aid, aquatics and water safety; and collecting 340,261 units of blood from community members.

  • History:
  • The American National Red Cross was founded in 1881 by visionary leader and humanitarian Clara Barton, who used the International Red Cross model to form the American Red Cross (ARC), and incorporated disaster relief as a primary service. Clara Barton was also a key leader in the United States’ ratification of the Geneva Convention, which established the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of victims of war.

    As a pioneer, Clara Barton began teaching school at a time when most teachers were men. As humanitarian, she risked her life when she was nearly forty years old to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. At age sixty, she founded the American Red Cross and led it for the next 23 years.

    Her understanding of the needs of people in distress and the ways in which she could provide help to them guided her throughout her life. By the force of her personal example, she opened paths to the new field of volunteer service. The Red Cross flag was flown officially for the first time in our country in 1881 when Clara Barton issued an appeal for funds and clothing to aid victims of a devastating forest fire in Michigan.

    Since its founding, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Today, as part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating disasters.

    The American Red Cross is a non-governmental organization that relies on the generosity of private philanthropy to realize its mission. It is a single, national corporation that operates throughout the United States and is organized and exists pursuant to a Charter granted by the United States Congress. However, it is neither part of, nor controlled by, the United States government. All programs, services, and activities of the American Red Cross are based on humanitarian considerations apart from cultural, economic, ethnic, religious, or political factors.

  • Year established:1881
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:30
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:110

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:53-0196605

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:530196605
  • Organization Name:AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:SHARED SERVICES CENTER
  • Care Of Name:% JENNIFER HAWKINS
  • Organization Address:431 18TH ST NW
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20006-5310
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:1
  • Ruling Date:December, 1938
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):902, 561
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Emergency or disaster aid fund, Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P210
  • Asset Amount:$3,142,581,145
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$3,065,298,466
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,676,037,116
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:43:01 pm

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