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The American Red Cross provides assistance to people in need free of charge every single day! Your contribution means a great deal to the organization but even more to the families who rely on the Red Cross to help them through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

With your ongoing support we can continue to keep America strong through our various programs including; Disaster Relief Services, Family Emergency Services, Domestic Preparedness for Bioterrorism, Critical Lifesaving Services, and 24-hour military assistance.

The American Red Cross is not a government agency, we must rely on the generosity of the American public. With your ongoing support, we will continue to be there providing people in crisis relief for today and hope for tomorrow.


Donate Online

Secure credit card donations can be made via any browser supporting the "https" security protocol such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL's version 3, Spyglass, and others. If your browser doesn't support https, you will get an error message when trying to access the donation form.
Online Donation Form

Donate by Phone

Contact the Mid-Michigan Chapter.

Call 517-484-7461, ext. 325

or Toll Free 1-888-tap-help (1-888-827-4357), ext. 325


Donate by Mail


Send a check to the Mid-Michigan Chapter.

Make your check out to the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross
Mid-Michigan Chapter
1800 E Grand River Avenue
PO Box 30101
Lansing, MI 48909-7601


Donate Stock

Thank you for your interest in and generous support of the American Red Cross. Electronic delivery of stock shares is the most secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. However, you may also transfer certificates directly. To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please use the following instructions.

Securities Delivered Electronically

The following information will enable your broker to facilitate an electronic transfer of stock:


    Ferris, Baker, Watts, Inc.
    Hannah Center, Suite 190
    4660 S. Hagadorn Rd.
    East Lansing, MI  48823
    DTC Number: 0039
    Account Name:

    American Red Cross

    Mid-Michigan Chapter

    Tax ID #: 38-3154376
    Account Number: 71130317


Securities Delivered by Mail

Mail your unendorsed certificate(s) and stock power, in separate envelopes, by registered mail, to:

    American Red Cross
    Mid-Michigan Chapter

    Attn:  Terry Hickey

    1800 E. Grand River Ave.

    Lansing, MI 48912

A Stock Power Form is provided for your convenience.

-- Notification of Donor Intent--

Regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information, for audit and acknowledgment purposes:

    Donor's name and complete address
    Name and number of securities transferred
    Specific Red Cross program to which gift should be directed, if any

You may provide a letter, call or send an e-mail to communicate this information at time of transfer to:

    American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
    Attn: Terry Hickey
    1800 E. Grand River Ave.

    Lansing, MI  48912

    Phone: 517-702-3325
    Fax: 517-484-3799


Donate In-Kind Products

The Red Cross is unable to accept small, individual donations or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies. The cost to sort, package and distribute these types of donations to a disaster victims is almost always greater than the cost of purchasing the items locally, and it is logistically impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in a meaningful way. Because of these cost and logistical concerns, we recommend that you support your community by donating these items to an organization that is equipped to put them to the best possible local use.

Offers of sizeable, bulk donations are reviewed to determine if they meet a current need for disaster victims that can be addressed by the Red Cross. Bulk donations are typically new, shrink-wrapped and palletized items, and they are transported by the donor.

If you would like to discuss this type of donation, please contact Terry Hickey at 517-702-3325.

Bulk donations of food can be accepted at our Regional Food Distribution Center.

If you would like to discuss this type of donation, please contact Dave Karr at 517-321-6807.



Donate Spare Change

Donate Now to the American Red Cross at Coinstar machines

Just by bringing your spare change to the grocery store, you can help the American Red Cross bring relief to disaster victims in your area and across the country.

If half of those American living within 2 miles of a Coinstar machine donated just $1 in spare change to the Red Cross, it would raise more than $65 million to support American Red Cross lifesaving services in communities nationwide!

Find the Coinstar machine nearest you. (Please note that some Coinstar machines are not yet equipped with the donation option. To confirm that your grocery store can accept donations to the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-928-CASH.)

Learn more about how your spare change can help save lives.



Donate Airline Miles

Charitable mile agreements have been set up with several major airlines which allow individuals to donate frequent flyer miles to the American Red Cross. These miles will aid Red Cross disaster workers in fulfilling the organization's promise to the public that we'll be there to provide relief whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

Below please find a list of the participating airlines and information about the charitable mile agreements. Individuals who wish to donate their frequent flyer miles to the Red Cross may do so by contacting the appropriate airline directly.

FlightFund members may donate their miles in 5000-mile increments into the Miles of Hope program. FlightFund members who wish to participate in this program should call the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691 or visit the America West Web site at

Continental frequent flyers may donate their OnePass miles to the Red Cross by visiting the airline's Web site at Those interested in making a donation may also contact the air line via phone at 1-800-621-7467.

WorldPerks members who wish to contribute miles to the Red Cross should contact Northwest directly at 1-800-327-2881. Please note that the initial donation must be a minimum of 5,000 miles, and larger donations may be made in 1,000-mile increments. For more information please visit

As part of its AirCares program, Northwest Airlines runs a promotion through which its customers can donate $50 to the Red Cross and receive 500 WorldPerks bonus frequent flyer miles in return. Interested donors should make their contribution directly to the Red Cross. Upon receiving a receipt for the donation from the Red Cross, donors may forward a copy of it, along with their WorldPerks account number, to Northwest. The frequent flyer account will be credited by the airline. For more information on this promotion, donors may call Northwest directly at 1-800-327-2881 or write to:

    Northwest Airlines
    5101 Northwest Drive
    Dept. A1186
    St. Paul, MN 55111-3034

Mileage Plus members can make donations to the Red Cross through United Airline's Mileage Plus Charity program. The minimum mileage requirement for a donation is 1,000 miles and all donated miles will be used strictly for disaster-related travel. All donations should be made through the Mileage Plus Service Center, which can be reached at 1-800-421-4655. Additional information is available at,,1363,00.html.

Can the Red Cross provide free flights through airline agreements for people requiring travel due to medical needs, family deaths or other reasons?

The miles donated through these agreements are accepted and utilized solely for disaster- related travel purposes in support of Red Cross disaster response. Travel assistance to families that have been affected by disasters is handled through individual case work and needs assessments, performed by national disaster personnel or local Red Cross chapters.

Often, the Red Cross receives requests to use these donated air miles from individuals in need of free travel assistance due to a medical or other personal emergency, such as a death in the family. Due to the restrictions mentioned above, however, miles donated to the Red Cross cannot be opened up to individuals or groups with travel needs that are beyond the scope of the Red Cross mission.

There are, however, other organizations whose mission supports certain types of emergency travel for individuals and families in need. Provided below is a link to an assortment of travel assistance organizations that can be used as referrals for individuals seeking donated travel for needs that are beyond what the Red Cross can support. Provided for each organization is information on the scope of their work (whether they provide services nationally or just in a particular region), a description of their services and mission, and phone numbers and Web site address (when available).

Some agencies listed specialize in the type of travel assistance they provide, such as medical transport only, while others will arrange emergency transportation for a number of crisis situations. Refer to the descriptions provided in the link below or the agency Web sites to determine the specific travel needs each supports. **Please note that these are referrals only and do not guarantee assistance from these organizations in any way.


Will the Red Cross ship my items to areas that I have an interest in if they have free shipping resources available?

The American Red Cross is only able to handle the coordination and shipping of items that are to be used as part of its core programs and services, and have been identified as needed items that the Red Cross will distribute or provide. The Red Cross is not authorized to ship items for other purposes outside its mission nor can it serve as an authorized 501(c)3 or "consignee" in order to assist someone in getting items into a country or area requiring customs clearance. There are some government and other programs that provide free shipping overseas through an application and review process, and the public is encouraged to research those options.


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Serving Clinton, Eaton, Gratioit, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
Clinton, Eaton, Ingham County 1800 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, MI 48912 517-484-7461
Gratiot County 205 East Superior Alma, MI 48801 989-463-3209
Shiawassee County 702 West Corunna Avenue Corunna, MI 48817 989-743-6118
Regional Food Distribution Center 2116 Mint Road Lansing, MI 48906 517-321-6807
Great Lakes Region Blood Services 1800 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, MI 48912 517-484-2224