How You Can Help


Make A Donation

When you give to the American Red Cross, you help people. The American Red Cross is made up of local chapters that serve local communities. Each chapter must raise its own funds. We are not a government agency, and we rely on your generosity to help us help others. The services provided by the Eastern Panhandle Chapter are entirely dependent upon the generosity of the local community. The only case in which this would not be true is if the local community suffered a disaster that overwhelmed our Chapter’s resources, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or large explosion. In such an event, the Eastern Panhandle Chapter would have to call upon the resources of neighboring chapters or its parent organization, The American Red Cross. A portion — called Fair Share — of each chapter’s income is then remitted to the American Red Cross National Headquarters, which provides strategic direction, administrative and marketing support, and certain materials that chapters use in their operations.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of hundreds of disasters across this community each year by making a financial gift to Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross, which enables us to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

A charitable donation may also provide tax benefits for you and your family. But, most important, a gift to the Red Cross enables you to leave a lasting legacy.

For using every dollar wisely, the American Red Cross has been designated a fourstarcharity (their highest rating) by Charity Navigator, an independent charity watchdog organization. Keeping our administrative costs as low as possible means we can deliver more help to people in need. At least 91 cents of every dollar donated to the American Red Cross goes directly to assist disaster victims.

There are many ways to make a financial donation. And it’s important that you make it clear to us where you want your donation to go. We call this “donor intent”.

DONATION CATEGORY choices include:

EASTERN PANHANDLE CHAPTER will stay here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to help local families prepare for or prevent emergencies; and to help the Red Cross respond to families affected by local disasters such as fires, flooding, chemical leaks, explosions, etc.
CFC OR UNITED WAY– If you donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) or United Way, you can contribute to our chapter through the code JC5205. Your gift through a payroll deduction program makes a difference to the people we serve.
NATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF FUND will help victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year. (Hurricane Katrina is an example.) The fund enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.
INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF FUND will help those affected by crises around the world each year. The fund provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.
GENERAL DONATION means that you are making a Red Cross donation of general nature, giving our chapter the ability to use it where it is needed most.
MATCHING GIFT COMPANY –You can double your gift if your employer is a part of the matching gift program. Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company is part of this program.

Please call 304-725-5015

Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross
1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 2
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Please indicate on the memo line of your check where you want your donation to go. For example, if you would like your donation to stay local to help your Eastern Panhandle Chapter of West Virginia, please add “Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross” or “EPCARC” to the memo line of your check. Please click here to fill out a donation form to send in with your check.

Vehicle Donations

The Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross, engages the community in providing services to people throughout the counties of Berkley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan and Pendleton, and accepts donations of new and used vehicles (towing is free).

The Vehicle Donation Program is an important year-round fundraiser for the Eastern Panhandle Chapter. The Chapter works with Winchester Auto Dealer Exchange to auction the vehicles for the most possible profit, with proceeds benefitting Chapter programs and services.

Vehicle donors receive an acknowledgement letter and tax receipt when the vehicle is sold and proceeds are received by our chapter.

Clear Title
No Lien on Vehicle
Set of Car Keys
Four Inflated Tires


Click here to fill out the online form. By clicking the Submit button at the end of the form, your form will be automatically e-mailed to our office.

Paperwork can be dropped off at our Jefferson County office location between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mailed to our office: Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 2, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

All vehicles, drivable or not, will be picked up from the present location. Arrangements can be made through the chapter office to have the car picked up. Please have all personal belongings removed before donating.

For more information, please call (304) 725-5015.

Sorry, we are unable to pick up vehicles outside of West Virginia. If the car you are donating is located outside of these areas, please contact the local Red Cross Chapter nearest your location.

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