American Red Cross of Greater NY

Located in New York City, the Greater New York Red Cross is headquarters for the region, which includes the Long Island & Metro NY North chapters.

American Red Cross Greater New York
520 West 49th Street
New York,NY 10019
Phone: (877) 733-2767


Serving New York City, Long Island and areas of the Lower Hudson Valley, Greater NY is the most populous and busiest region in the country for the American Red Cross. Between five and 25 times a day in this region, Red Cross teams answer the call to assist their neighbors who have lost everything to local disasters. Following each fire, flood,building collapse, hurricane, major snow storm and other emergency, a selfless team (comprised mostly of volunteers) is there to help those affected cope and recover.

Along with local disaster response, the Greater NY Red Cross also collects lifesaving blood, provides assistance to military service members and their families, teaches lifesaving classes like first aid and CPR and supports humanitarian relief overseas.

Our Impact

In the past year, American Red Cross in the Greater New York 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 last year:

  • Received nearly 350,000 lifesaving blood and platelet donations
  • Responded to nearly 2,400 local disasters including home fires
  • Mobilized nearly 6,000 volunteers
  • Trained more than 135,000 people in CPR, First Aid, AED and life-saving water safety skills

Red Cross volunteers are ordinary individuals who are empowered to do extraordinary things.Take the first step to becoming a volunteer with the American Red Cross Greater New York Region by clicking on one of the links below.


Youth Volunteers: Please email to request an application.

Helping New York residents prepare for and respond to emergencies is vital to the core mission of the American Red Cross. Each year, the Greater New York region trains as many as 600,000 people in the New York City area to prepare for emergencies, prevent injuries and respond calmly and effectively when emergencies strike. Look below for courses and learn how to save a life today!