The North Country Chapter was originally chartered by the National Red Cross as the Clinton County Chapter in 1916 through the work of Ada Rogers in Ausable Folks, New York.
It later joined other local Red Cross Chapters’ in the tri-county area to form its current service area.
The American Red Cross of North Country currently has 334 volunteers serving a population of 158,413 people in a 3,439 square mile area consisting of Clinton, Franklin Counties and 13 Northern Townships of Essex County and Piercefield in St. Lawrence County.
In May of 2012, the NCC opened a new chapter office in Morrisonville, NY.
During the past year, the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross:
Responded to 40 local disasters, primarily individual house fires, affecting 69 families. When disaster strikes, our volunteer teams respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing shelter, food, clothing, medical supplies, clean up kits, mental health support and other needed items. All disaster assistance provided by the Red Cross is free of charge made possible by the generosity of the American people.
Trained over 5,680 people to save lives through CPR, first aid, water safety, use of automated external defibrillators, child care, pet first aid, care giving and more.
Prepared 231 individuals yearly in Disaster Preparedness. Through this free educational initiative, the Red Cross gives information to individuals, families, and organizations on basic steps to take to prepare for emergencies.
Assisted the NY-Penn Blood Region in the collection of 81,854 units of blood for use at hospitals throughout our region.
Connected 142 local military families annually during critical life moments. The Red Cross operates an around-the-clock, around-the-world emergency communications network for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.