Working Together To Serve The Community

*** Mission ***

To serve humanity through the promotion of health and safety, disaster preparedness and response, social welfare, and youth programs.

*** Vision ***

To Build a More Resilient Grenada,
One Person,
One Community at a Time

Historical Background

The Grenada Red Cross Society (GRCS) is one of 192 National Societies that make up the
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). GRCS is one of 16
English-speaking National Societies within the Caribbean.

The Grenada Red Cross Society started as a Branch of the British Red Cross following the
devastation of the island by Hurricane Janet in 1955. It became an independent National
Society in August 1987 and has its own headquarters in the country’s capital city, St. George.

The Grenada Red Cross is committed to, and bound by...

Seven Fundamental Principles

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, co-operation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
The Movement is independent. The National Societies, whilst auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
There can only be one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
Voluntary Service
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Organisation and Structure

The General Assembly of Grenada Red Cross represents the Society as a whole and is its highest deliberative body. It meets in ordinary session biennially and is chaired by the President and elects its Governing Board. The Governing Board meets once per quarter and extraordinarily if needed.
An Executive Committee carries out the policies and directives of the Governing Board and meets once each month. A Management Team is responsible to the Executive Committee for the disbursements of funds, the annual budget and auditing of finances.

Operating Environment

The Grenada Red Cross Society is a member of National Disaster Management Advisory Council (NaDMAC). NaDMAC’s functions are as follow:

  • To ensure that all disasters and emergency preparedness processes and resources are adequate.
  •  To mobilize, direct and coordinate preventative, mitigation, preparedness, response, rescue, and relief mechanisms for all hazards and emergency situations.
  • To promote preventative mechanisms and activities and rapid response techniques by all Organizations and agencies with disaster functions or services especially Police, Fire, Health Services, etc.
  • To prepare for approval by Cabinet, guidelines, and administrative policy for all sections of the National Disaster Management Organization.
  • To ensure the acquisition and dissemination of adequate public information.