Westcoast Connection | Washington D.C.: American Red Cross

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Washington, D.C. is not only the vibrant capital of the United States, but it’s also been the home of the American Red Cross National Headquarters since 1881. The Red Cross, through its network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there to help people affected by disasters, help communities stay safe, teach lifesaving skills and support the U.S. Armed Forces at home and around the world.

During your stay in Washington, D.C., you will discover meaningful ways to make an impact with the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Make a difference by helping keep communities safe from a home fire, injury and death, as well as assisting homeless veterans. You will also learn new skills to help those in need as you become CPR/First Aid/AED certified.

This is an opportunity for teens, who are completing grades 8, 9 and 10, to engage in meaningful ways that bring a positive impact alongside the largest humanitarian organization in the world!

  • Help educate communities about home fire-safety.
  • Help support homeless veterans by working with “Totes of Hope".
  • Get CPR/First Aid/AED certified by American Red Cross instructors.
  • Marvel at the Smithsonian Museums and Zoo.
  • Visit D.C.’s monuments and sites lit up on an evening bike tour.

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