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The CRUZ VERMELHA BRASILEIRA institution is duly authorized by local laws to receive donations according to the legislation.
BRAZILIAN RED CROSS The Brazilian Red Cross, founded on December 5, 1908, is constituted on the basis of the Geneva Conventions, of which Brazil is a signatory. It is a civil, non-profit, philanthropic, independent association, declared by the Brazilian government of international public utility, of voluntary help, auxiliary of the public powers and, in particular, of the military health services. Mission To alleviate human suffering without distinction of race, religion, social condition, gender, or political opinion. Values - Fundamental Principles - HUMANITY: It spares no effort to prevent and alleviate human suffering under any circumstances. It seeks not only to protect life and health, but also to ensure respect for human beings. Promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples. - IMPARTIALITY: It does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, religion, social status, gender, or political opinion. It seeks only to alleviate human suffering by giving priority to the most urgent cases of misfortune. - NEUTRALITY: Refrains from taking sides in hostilities or participating at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature. - INDEPENDENCE: It is independent and must maintain its autonomy, even in the actions of National Societies, as auxiliaries of the public authorities in their humanitarian activities, subject to the laws governing their respective countries, in order to act always in accordance with the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross. - VOLUNTEERING: Is a Voluntary Relief Institution without any profit-making purpose - UNITY: It is unique. There can be only one Red Cross Society in each country. It is open to all and exercises its humanitarian action throughout the national territory. - UNIVERSALITY: It is a worldwide institution, in which all Societies have equal rights and share equal responsibilities and duties, helping each other. The Brazilian Red Cross, recognized by the Brazilian government as a society of voluntary help, autonomous, auxiliary of the public powers, and in particular, of the military health services, is the only one authorized to exercise its work throughout the national territory. It maintains a Central Body, in the City of Rio de Janeiro, which coordinates, supervises, guides and regulates the activities of its Branches, which are its operational arms distributed throughout the country, which follow the same molds of the International Movement. Objectives: - Save lives in disasters, prevent diseases and support local recovery. - Ensure safe health and life. - Promote social inclusion and a culture of nonviolence.
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