Bahamas Red Cross Society
- Bahamas Red Cross Society
- JFK Drive
- P.O. Box:
- Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
- 242-328-4415 Emergencies
- Phone 2:
- 242-323-7370/1/2 /3
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The Bahamas branch of the International Red Cross began its work in 1939 under the auspices of the British Red Cross. The original purpose was to serve the relief needs of Allied troops in the vicinity and particularly those stationed in The Bahamas.
In 1945, as World War II ended, priorities shifted from treating wounded soldiers and sailors to treating and controlling disease and malnutrition. The Red Cross fell naturally into service in these areas and established a number of services to aid and care for children, the Center for Deaf Children among them.
The Branch also provided service to the Discharged prisoners Committee, the Child Protection Committee and the Boys Industrial School Visiting Committee.
It was during this period that the Branch began to attract and actively enlist the voluntary services of public-spirited philanthropic citizens and residents. It has been the commitment of the army of volunteers who have served the organization for over 50 years who have made it possible for the Red Cross to rise to the occasion when The Bahamas needed help.