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American Red Cross

Definition/Scope: Volunteer organization that works closely with government at all levels in planning for and providing assistance to disaster victims. The ARC operates under a Congressional charter. All of its disaster assistance is based on verified disaster-caused need, and is an outright grant from donations from the American people.

Used For:

Red Cross



Broader Terms:

US private voluntary organization

Related Terms:

disaster response (domestic)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Humanitarian Assistance
International Committee of the Red Cross

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