Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
In 2004, a group of community leaders came together to create a new organization dedicated to supporting the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital. Chartered as the Treasure Coast Wildlife Foundation, this 501(c)(3) charity has the long term purpose of serving as the fund-raising arm of the Wildlife Center and managing and investing donations received. In the shorter term, the Foundation will spearhead the capital campaign effort and other fund-raising activities to support the construction of the new Center and ensure the ongoing operations of the Hospital.