The American Red Cross in New Mexico assists the people in our community to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies that may occur locally, statewide, nationally, or internationally.
- The American Red Cross in New Mexico began serving Albuquerque and surrounding communities in 1916. Our service area covers every county in the state. The State’s headquarters is in Albuquerque.
- Our trained volunteer Disaster Action Teams respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- We assist more than 300 families impacted by single family fire and other disasters each year in the state of New Mexico.
- Residence fires account for the majority of disasters in New Mexico, but we also respond to hazardous materials spills, floods, severe windstorms, SWAT incidents, hailstorms, wild land fires, snowbound stranded motorists, and search and rescue operations.
- Our Emergency Minor Home Repair Program assists more than 500 or more low to moderate income households within the limits of the City of Albuquerque annually. This grant-funded program's objective is to repair small problems in the home before they escalate into major problems, and to urge homeowners in the program to consider preventative maintenance for their homes.
- We provide Services to the Armed Forces to active-duty members of the military and their families who live right here in New Mexico.
- Every year we train thousands of people in lifesaving skills such as CPR, first aid, aquatic safety and caregiver's training through the Health and Safety Services department.
- Our volunteer staff makes up the majority of our overall staff. Over 800 volunteers are supported by approximately 34 paid staff.
- The American Red Cross is not a government agency. We are a humanitarian non-profit organization that receives its funding from the generous donations of the American people.