Back to School Bash
The American Red Cross recently hosted a "back to school bash" for miliary families of the Gaston County National Guard Unit. Families received school supplies as well as fun activities to do. | Read More
July and August volunteer opportunities
Scholarships available for military families
With lots of our military children planning on graduating next year and/or furthering their education, we have lists great scholarship opportunities. | Read More
The Service to the Armed Forces program dates back to the establishment of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton in May 1881. Not only did the “Angel of the Battlefield” risk her life tending to soldiers wounded in the Civil War, she bolstered their morale by writing letters for them to send to their families. Today’s American Red Cross workers proudly carry on this tradition through the SAF program, which serves as a critical line of communication between the U.S Armed Forces and their families. | Learn more about SAF.