Our Mission -To prevent and alleviate suffering wherever it may be found. -To protect life and health and ensure respect for the human being. -To work for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health and social welfare.To train personnel and encourage voluntary service. -To act as a channel for collecting money and goods donated by the general public for the sick and suffering.
Our History The Bahamas branch of the International Red Cross began its work in 1939 under the auspices of the British Red Cross. The original purpose was to serve the relief needs of Allied troops in the vicinity and particularly those stationed in The Bahamas. In 1945, as World War II ended, priorities shifted from treating wounded soldiers and sailors to treating and controlling disease and malnutrition. The Red Cross fell naturally into service in these areas and established a number of services to aid and care for children, the Center for Deaf Children among them.
On June 23, 1975, an Act to establish and incorporate The Bahamas Red Cross Society was passed in The Bahamas House of Parliament, when the Branch became a National Society. Application was then made to the I.C.R.C. in March 1976 for formal recognition. After the visit of several Delegates from Geneva, the Society was formally recognized on December 16, 1976 and became the 123rd Member of the International Red Cross.
On May 4, 1977, The Bahamas Red Cross Society was admitted to membership in the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent.
While blessed with a near perfect climate, and a history relatively free of serious natural disaster, The Bahamian people have had ample reason to be grateful to the Red Cross. The Society offers a wide range of assistance to members of the community who suffer loss as a result of fire, hurricane or any other type of disasters.
By way of introduction, my name is Terez Curry, President of The Bahamas Red Cross Society. As an Auxiliary to The Bahamas Government, we assist in the times of disaster to bring relief to those most in need. In order to do this as a non profit organization, we seek donations to help us provide that assistance. I am reaching out to you as a citizen of the world to support this cause. You would have seen the many images on the various news channels and social media recently regarding Hurricane Dorian and its impact on the Bahamas, your help is needed. The funds donated will go directly to the purchase of items listed below and those items will be distributed by the Red Cross to all persons affected in Abaco and Grand Bahama.
On September 1st, 2019 a Category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in The Bahamas. Many homes and businesses were lost due to this historic catastrophic storm. We are raising funds to assist with the feeding, clothing and restoration of homes of persons affected on those islands. Your donation will help feed, clothe and bring some level of normalcy to the lives of approximately 300 households. Donations of the following items are needed (list not all inclusive)
· Canned goods
· Boxed food items eg: macaroni & cheese, cereal etc.
Our Red Cross Team who has much experience in disaster response and management is calling on you to help us help others. You can read more about The Bahamas Red Cross Society on our website – www.bahamasredcross.org or call us at (242) 323-7370 thru 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please donate to us today to better the lives of our Bahamian people.