The Central Maryland Chapter’s mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. Its services include:
Emergency Assistance to victims of fires, storms, and other disasters, as well as community education to prevent and prepare for emergencies
Provision of safe blood and blood products to more than 80 area hospitals for cancer patients, accident victims, and others in need
Emergency communications and assistance to members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families
International tracing services for people who have lost touch with family members due to war, natural disasters, and other calamities
Teaching and certification for lifesaving skills such as CPR, first aid, and lifeguarding
Training in swimming, nursing assistance, crime avoidance, HIV and AIDS prevention, childcare, and other health and safety related areas.