About Us

About the Eastern New York Region

Eastern New York - About Us - Territory Map
The American Red Cross Eastern New York Region is comprised of four chapters:

Together, these chapters serve a population of more than 2.5 million people across 24 counties and 26,000 square miles. The region operates with the support of a small group of paid staff and more than 1,900 dedicated volunteers.

For more than a century, people across Eastern New York have been able to depend on the Red Cross to provide relief for disaster victims, health and safety training, support for members of the military and a safe and stable blood supply.

How We Helped in FY17

Services provided by the American Red Cross Eastern New Region from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, at a glance:
  • 455
    Responses to local disasters, primarily fires
  • 815
    Families provided with shelter, food, comfort and hope after a disaster
  • 5,101
    Smoke alarms installed to help save lives and reduce losses from home fires
  • 9,910
    People prepared for emergencies through free community programs
  • 45,860
    Individuals trained in life-saving skills such as CPR, first aid, water safety, and babysitting
  • 6,569
    Emergency communications and critical community services provided to local service members, veterans and military families
  • 92,288
    Donations of blood and blood products collected by the NY-Penn Blood Region to help hospital patients in need