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Red Cross Month: March 2024

Press Release Number CB24-SFS.24

From American Red Cross > About Us > Our History:

“Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world.”

From American Red Cross > About Us > Red Cross Month:

“Every March, we honor people like you who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible — the individuals across the country who turn compassion into action, helping others in times of crisis. Our Red Cross Month celebration has been an annual tradition since 1943, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation.”

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Key Stats from Data Tools

From OnTheMap for Emergency Management: OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that provides an intuitive web-based interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters. The tool allows users to retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.

Note: The screen grab below displays all event types (except COVID-19) as of Feb. 7, 2024. Click on the image for the full data tool. 

From Census Business Builder (CBB): The CBB is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

Key Features
  • Menus and Search tools to select the research location and nearly all types of businesses.
  • Interactive maps to browse and download data about selected area(s) and type(s) of business.
  • A customizable dashboard that includes time series, geographic comparison and geographic ranking charts.
  • Interactive and downloadable reports (including charts) that can be easily incorporated into research.
  • Optimized for smartphones and tablets.

From Community Resilience Estimates (CRE): The Community Resilience Estimates track how at-risk every neighborhood in the United States is to the impacts of a disaster. The Community Resilience Estimates use American Community Survey microdata and Population Estimates Program data to measure the capacity of individuals and households to absorb the external stresses of the impacts of a disaster.

More Stats

From Census.gov / Topics / Emergency Management / Disasters: The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts.

From the Newsroom / Stats for Stories (SFS):

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