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BBB Charity Review for
American Red Cross Central Mississippi Chapter

A BBB Accredited Charity since 7/31/2008

 

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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Name:
Business Address: 875 Riverside Dr
Jackson, MS 39202

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Original Business Start Date: 1/1/1905
Local Business Start Date: 1/1/1917
Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
Principal:
Phone Number:
(601) 353-5442
Fax Number:
(601) 353-5466
Email Address:
Type of Business:
CHARITY - LOCAL
Primary Email: hodgesa@usa.redcross.org
Website Address:

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.

Mission

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement. Its mission is to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Programs

The Red Cross Disaster Services Program ensures a comprehensive system of disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation and response, carried out by a trained group of a base of more than 3,500 local volunteers and staff members who are part of an on-call program to provide services wherever/whenever needed. Through its Health and Safety Program, the Red Cross trains consumers, businesses, first responders and professional rescuers in the most up-to-date science available on first aid; CPR; AED; and ECC. Other classes are taught for issues in family and community safety and health care, including swimming; life guarding; babysitting; mass care; and community care - all designed to make our families and our communities safer. In addition to these programs, the American Red Cross provides emergency assistance and communication links for families with members in the aremed forces, including the National Guard, during times of emergencies. The Red Cross regularly meets with military families to inform them of the REd Cross services in the "Get To Know Us Before You Need Us" presentations, teaching them how to access theses services during times of crisis or emergencies.

Governance

Board Size:19
Paid Staff:8

Fundraising Methods

The Red Cross fundraising methods used: direct mail/appeals/fundraising letters; invitations to special events; grant proposals; and planned giving.

Financial Summary

According to the Audited Financials for the Fiscal Year ended 6/30/2011:

Total Income $744,823.00
Total Expenses $762,906.00
Gain/Loss for the Year ($18,083.00)

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $578,371.00 75.81%
Fund Raising $97,889.00 12.83%
Administrative $86,646.00 11.36%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $305,362.00 41.00%
Program Service Revenue $210,290.00 28.23%
Interest $10,950.00 1.47%
Other Investments $60,830.00 8.17%
Other $157,391.00 21.13%

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Products & Services

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This non-profit organization provides relief t victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Additional Locations & Phone Numbers

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

Advertising Review

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BBB has no information regarding advertising review at this time.

Additional Information

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The Red Cross fundraising methods used: direct mail/appeals/fundraising letters; invitations to special events; grant proposals; and planned giving.

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Report as of: 5/26/2015
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