The Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross (203-735-9518; valleyredcross.org) serves Shelton, Seymour, Ansonia, Derby and Oxford. It is located at 2A Francis Street, Derby, CT 06418. Its paid and volunteer staff provide education and training in injury and illness prevention and emergency care, and blood and tissue donations. The Red Cross collects blood from volunteer donors to provide to medical patients, and it provides emergency shelter for individuals and families left homeless by fire and natural disasters.