American Red Cross - Central VA Chapter (Charlottesville, VA)


  • Name:Nicholas Rader
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Red Cross - Central VA Chapter
  • Address:1105 Rose Hill Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(434) 979-7143
  • Main fax:(434) 979-0467

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  • 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 Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross is in our community every day. We are here when a family has lost their home to a fire; when a child needs blood after an accident; when a service member needs to get home for a family emergency; when a heroic citizen has to perform CPR on a stranger in the street; and when people seek shelter, food and comfort after a large scale disaster.

    The Red Cross is a unique, non-government organization chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1905. Its authority to provide disaster relief was formalized in this congressional charter directing the Red Cross:

    "To carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and apply the same in mitigating the suffering caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing the same."

    The Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross is one of approximately 500 community-based, service delivery chapters of the American Red Cross. It was first established in central Virginia in 1917 and provides the following programs:

    Disaster Services – Preparedness & Response: This program is designed to ensure community planning, preparedness and response for emergencies that might affect us at any time such as: fires, floods, tornadoes and hazardous material accidents. When a disaster strikes in Central Virginia, Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive on scene to assess the client's needs and determine which types of services and assistance will address those needs.

    In FY12, the Central Virginia Chapter responded to 171 disaster incidents (22 incidents in the SAW service area) and provided direct disaster relief services to 493 individuals (78 individuals in the SAW service area) in our chapter's jurisdiction. Additionally, 1,250 individuals attended Preparedness Education presentations which increase public awareness by educating the community on how to prevent, prepare for and cope with disasters that may occur. Additionally, 38,691 individuals accessed preparedness information digitally.

    Health & Safety Training Program - Through this program, the Central Virginia Chapter strives to ensure that in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. Examples of training courses include, but are not limited to: First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, Water Safety and the Babysitter's Training course. In FY12, the Central Virginia Chapter offered classes to the public and partnered with community businesses to provide training courses and presentations to 10,325 individuals in our service area.

    Services to Armed Forces: This program ensures all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort when needed. Red Cross caseworkers verify the emergency situation and communicate the family emergency to the military command. The Red Cross is the only organization recognized and chartered by the United States Armed Forces to perform such services. In FY12, the Central Virginia Chapter assisted 191 military service members and their families with emergency communication services and delivered 394 emergency communications on their behalf.

    International Services: This program offers tracing and messaging services to those who have been displaced or are seeking information on the whereabouts of family members following international events.

    Red Cross services are available to all residents of Central Virginia regardless of economic status, race, sex, ethnicity, political beliefs or other affiliations.

  • History:
  • As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.

    Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.

    Barton led the Red Cross for 23 years, during which time we conducted our first domestic and overseas disaster relief efforts, aided the United States military during the Spanish-American War, and campaigned successfully for the inclusion of peacetime relief work as part of the global Red Cross network–the so-called “American Amendment” that initially met with some resistance in Europe.

    The Red Cross received our first congressional charter in 1900 and a second in 1905, the year after Barton resigned from the organization. This charter–which remains in effect today–sets forth the purposes of the organization which include giving relief to and serving as a medium of communication between members of the American armed forces and their families and providing national and international disaster relief and mitigation.

    Prior to the First World War, the Red Cross introduced its first aid, water safety, and public health nursing programs. With the outbreak of war, the organization experienced phenomenal growth. The number of local chapters jumped from 107 in 1914 to 3,864 in 1918 and membership grew from 17,000 to over 20 million adult and 11 million Junior Red Cross members. The public contributed $400 million in funds and material to support Red Cross programs, including those for American and Allied forces and civilian refugees. The Red Cross staffed hospitals and ambulance companies and recruited 20,000 registered nurses to serve the military. Additional Red Cross nurses came forward to combat the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918.

    After the war, the Red Cross focused on service to veterans and enhanced our programs in safety training, accident prevention, home care for the sick, and nutrition education. We also provided relief for victims of such major disasters as the Mississippi River floods in 1927 and severe drought and the Depression during the 1930s.

    The Second World War called upon the Red Cross to provide extensive services once again to the U.S. military, Allies, and civilian war victims. We enrolled more than 104,000 nurses for military service, prepared 27 million packages for American and Allied prisoners of war, and shipped over 300,000 tons of supplies overseas. At the military’s request, the Red Cross also initiated a national blood program that collected 13.3 million pints of blood for use by the armed forces.

    After World War II, the Red Cross introduced the first nationwide civilian blood program that now supplies more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products in this country. During the 1990s, we engineered a massive modernization of our blood services operations to improve the safety of our blood products. We continued to provide services to members of the armed forces and their families, including during the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars. The Red Cross also expanded our services into such fields as civil defense, CPR/AED training, HIV/AIDS education, and the provision of emotional care and support in the wake of disasters. Since 2006, the Red Cross and FEMA have worked together helping government agencies and community organizations plan, coordinate and provide feeding, sheltering and family reunification services for people affected by disasters.

    Red Cross services have been offered on a continual basis since 1917 to the residents of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County.

  • Year established:1917
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:11
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:12

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Kumari Andarawewa, DVM, PhD

    Ashley Artale

    Pamela Bergeret

    Marty Cook

    Steve Gaines

    J. Scott Haas

    Mary Huffard Kegley

    Emily Pelliccia

    Lan Pham

    Patricia Sury

    Jeff Williams

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Nicholas Rader, Executive Director


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

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:530196605
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:SHARED SERVICES CENTER
  • 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 4:48:08 pm

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