Ethics 316 Organizational Profile

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The American Red Cross

• Evaluate the organization’s involvement and responsibility to the community.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by using volunteers and donors. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an internationally known Organization that prevents and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. The Red Cross promotes unity and peace.

• Summarize what factors have influenced the social responsibility strategies of the organization.

The Red Cross has several factors that influence social responsibility. The Red Cross responds promptly to a resounding 70,000 disasters annually. The emergencies include home fires, homelessness, families that are affected by earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. The organization responsibility is to provide food, clothing, shelter, and counseling to assist in rehabilitating families who experiences such disasters. The strategies of Red Cross are to work in conjunction with other agencies to provide multiple services to those in the midst of a crisis. The American Red Cross also assists members of the military members, veterans and their families. According to the Red Cross, the organization provide support for approximately 150,000 wounded warriors and veterans each year. They help with emergency communication, training, and first aid.

• Does the organization have a social initiative? If so, what is it? If not, identify a social initiative for the organization.

The Red Cross Social initiates involves discovering trends that encourage effective preparation for wisdom and natural disasters without discrimination. Service is granted without regards to race, gender, national orgin, or sexual orientation.

 What are the potential ethical or moral effects of the organization’s social initiative or potential social initiative?

When the community gives money to the Red Cross to help...
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