The American Red Cross saves lives. When disaster strikes, we respond with food, shelter and hope. When barriers of distance, language or warfare separate loved ones, we open lines of communication. When families, co-workers and communities must prepare for emergencies, we help them take action.
Each year in our community, we bring together 2,610 people to care for their neighbors, train 45,000 people in life-saving skills and respond to a disaster about once every other day. In emergencies large and small - a house fire, a gas leak, a flood - right here in our community or on distant shores, people can count on the Red Cross.
Our Chapter responds to 300 disasters each year. We’re there when a major emergency strikes, helping families whenever and wherever they need us, with caring relief and compassionate assistance. And we’ll be there when one family’s home is destroyed by fire, because the measure of disaster is not written in numbers but on each stricken victim’s face.
The Jersey Coast Chapter Youth Council was founded in March of 2003, with 8 members between the ages of 13 to 17 years of age. We have grown into a wonderful council of many intelligent, bright, hard working individuals, such as you.
The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness.
The Red Cross is committed to helping our military and their families all over the world, everyday with emergency communication, financial assistance and emotional support. Here in the South Jersey Region, we are particularly proud of our efforts at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
The Red Cross has been the go-to source for more than a century for people who want to learn how to prepare for emergencies and gain lifesaving skills in CPR, First Aid, babysitting and lifeguarding. We also help seniors in your community prepare for emergencies at home by giving them easy access to America's most trusted medical alert service, Lifeline.