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    Shaw AFB, SC - Red Cross

    The Red Cross office at Shaw Air Force Base offers aid to military families in crisis including food, clothing and financial assistance. The Red Cross office at Shaw Air Force Base also aids family members who are deployed to return home in case of a family emergency. The Red Cross is known for providing aid to natural disaster victims across the United States. Many volunteer programs provide assistance to many groups in the local community. For more information about specific aid or programs, call the Red Cross office at Shaw Air Force Base at 803-775-2363.

    American Red Cross of Central South Carolina
    American Red Cross
    2751 Bull Street
    Columbia, SC 29202
    Phone: 803-540-1200

    Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
    Humanity : The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples.
    Impartiality : It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
    Neutrality : In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature
    Independence : The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
    Voluntary Service : It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
    Unity : There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
    Universality : The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.