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Agency - American Red Cross - Sussex County Chapter


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American Red Cross - Sussex County Chapter
Last updated on October 8, 2013

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The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement.

Description:
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT MOVEMENT:

HUMANITY

The International Red Cross Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

IMPARTIALITY

It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relive the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

NEUTRALITY

In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

INDEPENDENCE

The movement is independent. The national societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the movement.

VOLUNTARY SERVICE
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

UNITY

There can be only one Red Cross society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

UNIVERSALITY

The International Red Cross Movement, in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

History:
Founded in 1917, by Mrs. Joseph P Quinn, the Sussex County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been a continuing and increasingly vital presence and resource for its residents. We serve all 24 municipalities in the 521 square miles of Sussex County.
In a typical year the chapter reaches 11,000 residents with direct service. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year for military families in crisis and for people who are in need of Red Cross disaster assistance.
We provide health and safety programs, community disaster education, youth programs, service to the armed forces, international services, and more.

Contact people:

 Kaitlin Bessemer, Volunteer Manager, (phone), (email)
MaryAnn Maikisch, Resource Development Manager, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (973) 579-6183

Address:

 93 Spring Street, Suite 101
Newton, NJ 07860
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.sussexredcross.org

Directions:

 Chapter headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Newton at 93 Spring Street, (the old Sussex & Merchants building) right next to the Cochran Building (formerly Shelby's) on the lobby level - Suite 101. We are at the intersection. . . (more)
Last updated on October 8, 2013

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