Ms. Sharon Hudson, Executive Director
6921 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
Community Preparedness – $75,000
When a loved one’s heart stops or a drowning child is pulled from the water no longer breathing, a Red Cross-trained family member or bystander can mean the difference between life and death. Red Cross health and safety training teaches participants to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first-aid emergencies. Community Preparedness program aims to train as many people as possible so that, when emergencies occur, empowered individuals are available, ready to use their skills to save lives and build healthier, safer and more resilient communities.
Disaster Cycle Services – $90,000
Every year, the American Red Cross responds to over 62,000 disasters and delivers help, hope and healing to hundreds of thousands of people. This reach is possible because the Red Cross is in communities across the country before a disaster strikes focusing on preparedness, response and recovery through our Disaster Cycle Services program. The Red Cross remains a resource to families and communities in the weeks and months following a disaster to help connect those in need to available resources.
Service to the Armed Forces – $45,000
Our nation’s service men and women and their families experience unique challenges associated with military life. The American Red Cross provides critical assistance and resources to service members, veterans and their families. Deployments, family emergencies and physical and mental injuries create a unique set of needs that are supported by a platform of integrated services such as emergency communications, mental health support, workshops and referrals.