About Us

  • Historic poster of a little boy proudly pointing to his Red Cross pin asking people to "Join!"

The American Red Cross of the Northern California Coastal Region is comprised of four Chapters that serve more than 8.3 million people in 16 counties. Our four Chapters are California Northwest (Humboldt, Del Norte, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Lake Counties), Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties), Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County), and Central Coast (Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties).

Our region provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. By helping people in our region learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, we strengthen our community and make it more resilient to disasters large and small.

The Red Cross does this by fostering our volunteer network, which is over 7,000 people strong in the region, and by forming partnerships with hundreds of government agencies, community organizations and businesses. It’s these very individuals who are the face of the Red Cross in our community – providing training in first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness every day and offering support and comfort to families who have lost their homes to disaster every night.

Our Impact
During Fiscal Year 2015, the Northern California Coastal Region has been able to make a difference in our local community because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers.

Together, we provided the following programs and services :

    Preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies

  • 662 responses to local disasters
  • 1,580 local families received disaster assistance
  • 2,499 smoke alarms installed in resident’s homes
  • 22,474 residents attended preparedness presentations
  • 3,189 students reached through the Pillowcase Project
  • 848 local organizations registered with Ready Rating

    Reaching our community through social media

  • 1,065,152 people reached through local Red Cross website
  • 6,576 downloads of Red Cross apps
  • 1,764,136 individuals reached through Red Cross social media platforms

    Increasing community health and safety

  • 81,077 people trained in CPR, first aid, AED, caregiving, and water safety skills

    Providing Service to the Armed Forces and their families in emergencies

  • 1,137 Service to the Armed Forces cases opened
  • 1,074 family follow-up services provided
  • 4,102 individuals reached through resiliency courses and Get to Know Us briefings

    Connecting families around the world

  • 64 active Restoring Family Link cases
  • 43 people participated in an international course or presentation

    Empowering our community

  • 7,026 volunteers
  • 152,490 volunteer hours

Download our Fact Sheet here.