About Us

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The American Red Cross North Jersey Region proudly serves 65% of the state’s population, providing services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.

    In 2013, the North Jersey Region:

  • Responded to 485 local disasters, helping 1,269 families displaced by home fires.
  • Collected more than 26,500 units of blood through blood drives and our donation centers.
  • 79,341 individuals learned lifesaving skills through classes and training in CPR, AED, first aid and aquatics.
  • Provided 1,985 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals.

These Red Cross services are made possible by the generous contribution of time from 3,000 volunteers that help make a difference in our communities!

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Our Vision

To be regarded and most admired as the pacesetter and benchmark for excellence in management and human service delivery for charitable organizations in the communities we serve.

To achieve our vision, the American Red Cross North Jersey Region will:

  • Be the charity of choice for donors and volunteers.
  • Provide high-quality, caring, timely and relevant services that help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • Serve an increasingly diverse public with a diverse workforce and leadership team.
  • Act as a resource by collaborating, supporting and participating with other organizations.
  • Foster innovation by:

    o Responding to new opportunities for service.

    o Constantly learning, and maximizing our human potential.

    o Being a leader in product and service innovation.

    o Utilizing fully-integrated technology and information systems to develop and deliver products and services.

  • Be known for service excellence, always and everywhere.
  • Use our expertise and resources to mobilize and train people in short periods of time to respond to emergency events.
  • Bring hope, compassion and caring to those we serve.
  • Attract and retain the best volunteers, paid staff, youth and young adults to ensure continuation of our proud heritage.
  • Show the highest ethical and fiscal responsibility.