American Red Cross - Rappahannock Area Chapter
39 Harris Road
P.O. Box 1151
Kilmarnock VA 22482
Mission Statement
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Helen Parham
Board Chair Mr. B. Scott Mason
Board Chair Company Affiliation Merrill Lynch
Contact Information
Address 39 Harris Road
P.O. Box 1151
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Telephone 804 435-7669
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1881
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $1,019,771.00
Projected Expenses $1,019,771.00
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
  In FY2016, the American Red Cross of Rappahannock Virginia:
  •  Responded to local emergencies, mostly home fires, and assisted 115 families with their immediate, disaster-caused needs for shelter, clothing, food, medications and eyeglasses, mental health services, etc., following local home fires and other disasters;
  • Provided 1,113 emergency communications and financial assistance services for military members and their families;
  • Trained 7,761 individuals in lifesaving courses such as CPR and First Aid and another 2,636 people downloaded a preparedness to their mobile phone.
The American Red Cross of Capital Virginia has the following goals for the current year:
  1. Expanding our preparedness programs to ensure local families and organizations are ready for the next disaster.  In FY2017, the Red Cross will continue to canvass in high-risk neighborhoods and install smoke alarms.  Studies have shown for every dollar spent to prepare, four dollars is saved in the recovery.  Consider the cost of a smoke alarm compared to the destruction of a home fire.
  2. Engaging and utilizing more volunteers more often and in more ways to serve the entire Red Cross mission, including disasters, blood drives, Services to the Armed Forces and Health and Safety programs, including recruiting Community Volunteer Leaders to act as the face of the Red Cross in our local communities.
  3. Raise awareness that locally, home fires affect more people than hurricanes, tornadoes or any other type of disaster, combined, and Red Cross receives no federal funding to support our mission.
  4. Increase the number of local partnerships to increase the services we can provide to our clients in times of emergencies.  Partnerships increase the capacity of the Red Cross and the community to respond to disasters.
  5. Engaging our donors in relevant ways to support the mission of the American Red Cross. 
  1. With an operating budget of just over $1M our most pressing need is to raise funds to support the delivery of Red Cross programs - Disaster Cycle Services: Preparedness, Response and Recovery; Services to the Armed Forces and Veterans; International Services and Preparedness, Health and Safety.
  2. Increase the number of local partnerships to increase the services we are able to provide to our clients in times of emergencies.  For example, Red Cross partners with the Salvation Army to provide household goods for disaster clients who have lost everything they own.
  3. Volunteers, including individuals and organizations, are needed to support the Home Fire Campaign - canvassing in high-risk neighborhoods and installing smoke alarms, as well responding to home fires and other local disasters.
  4. Community Volunteer Leaders (CVLs) are needed to be a single point of contact for a community or a collection of communities with the primary goal of connecting the community with the Red Cross mission.  Ideally, we would have a CVL in each County we serve. 
The American Red Cross, although a non-governmental agency, was chartered by Congress in 1881 to provide services to members of our Armed Forces. Since then, our volunteers and paid staff have assisted men and women in the Armed Forces and their families in emergency situations as well as responding to thousands of disasters.
The American Red Cross was established in 1917 and was formerly part of the Eastern Virginia Region.  The Eastern Virginia Region and the Virginia Mountain Region merged in November 2015 and formed the Virginia Region, of which we are one of seven chapters.
The Chapter serves more than 600,000  residents in the City of Fredericksburg, and Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland counties.
In addition to supporting the missions of the American and International Red Cross, the local Chapter provides essential services, including local disaster relief and preparedness; international tracing services for local residents; 24/7 emergency communications and assistance for U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their local families; and health, first aid and safety training for local citizens. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Northern Neck
Lancaster County
Middlesex County
Westmoreland County
Essex County
Hanover County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Mathews County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Richmond County
The River Counties Office of the American Red Cross provides services for the counties of Lancaster, Middlesex, Essex, Richmond and Westmoreland in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. B. Scott Mason
Company Affiliation Merrill Lynch
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Brian Barasha Community Volunteer
Ms. Gloria Bolecek Community Volunteer
Mr. William J. Kinnamon IIICommunity Volunteer
Mr. B. Scott Mason Community Volunteer
Mr. George T. Whitehurst Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Helen Parham

Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description *Disaster Cycle Services: We provide care, compassion and emergency needs when disaster strikes and help individuals prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Description *Service to the Armed Forces and Veterans: We support members of the military, veterans and their families in coping with the challenges of military life, connecting to local resources and obtaining support as they reintegrate into civilian life.
Description *Health and Safety Training and Education: We train individuals, families and organizations with lifesaving skills and emergency/disaster preparedness information
Description *Lifesaving Blood: We collect and distribute about 40 percent of the U.S. blood supply.
Description *International Services: We are a global leader in responding to emergencies, preparing for disasters, preventing disease and promoting humanitarian values.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,019,771.00
Projected Expenses $1,019,771.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$46,190,500$53,590,606$0
Individual Contributions$520,102,483$616,436,284$5,082,983
Investment Income, Net of Losses$107,558,768$85,837,846$125,900
Membership Dues------
Special Events$2,846,067$371,555$167,298
Revenue In-Kind$16,825,185$14,459,793$13,416
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,587,035,899$2,754,650,090$7,401,094
Administration Expense$118,033,560$109,354,268$726,665
Fundraising Expense$180,933,909$183,222,849$1,500,139
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.981.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%90%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue28%24%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,486,142,571$3,791,643,231--
Current Assets$1,138,084,864$1,242,192,163--
Long-Term Liabilities$644,981,289$745,753,374--
Current Liabilities$1,247,350,953$1,085,131,379--
Total Net Assets$1,593,810,329$1,960,758,478--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.911.14--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets19%20%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • The Form 990's are for the National Chapter.  
  • The financial analysis was performed with financial statements for the local chapter provided by the organization.