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    McConnell AFB, KS - Red Cross

    The Red Cross office at McConnell Air Force Base is at 1900 East Douglas in Wichita, Kansas. The American Red Cross office offers support to military families in the form of food, clothing and financial support. The American Red Cross office at McConnell Air Force Base holds safety classes such as CPR and First Aid as well as many volunteer programs. For more information about volunteer opportunities or specific programs, call the Red Cross office.

    Midway-Kansas Chapter
    American Red Cross
    1900 E Douglas Ave
    Wichita, KS 67214
    Phone: 316-219-4000

    Founded in 1915, the Midway-Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross has been serving Wichita and South Central Kansas for more than 90 years. Its history of service to the people of Sedgwick County and surrounding counties is outstanding. In 1917, to support the war effort and to fight a national flu epidemic that was killing thousands, the chapter raised $123,000. During the Depression, the chapter launched a diphtheria immunization program and formed the first, official disaster preparedness committee.

    In World War II, chapter volunteers rolled bandages to aid American soldiers, and children who were part of the Junior Red Cross made items for the comfort, convenience and recreation of members of the armed forces.

    In 1965, the chapter's disaster services were called into action when an Air Force jet tanker crashed tragically into a northeast Wichita neighborhood. One year later, the Wichita Chapter in Sedgwick County, merged with four adjacent counties: Sumner, Harper, Harvey and Kingman to form the current Midway-Kansas Chapter.

    While disaster services are the heart of the American Red Cross, the Midway-Kansas Chapter is recognized nationally for its exemplary community service programs including Senior Medical Transportation, the Good Neighbor Nutrition Program, Senior Work Experience Project, Youth Services, Civilian Financial Assistance and Project DESERVE.

    Residents of South Central Kansas have experienced many more natural disasters, including most recently Katrina in August 2005. Through the medical epidemics, personal tragedies and disasters of yesterday and today, the Midway-Kansas Chapter has worked with volunteers and through financial donors to help save lives. Together, with community support, the Midway-Kansas Chapter will be working to save and improve lives long into the future.