Programs & Services

  • Red Cross instructor teaching two people first aid at their office
Red Cross instructor teaching a preparedness class at a company

How We Help – 5 Key Service Areas

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas.

Family hugging after a disaster

Local Disaster Shelter Initiative

The Local Disaster Shelter Initiative offers communities in Vermont and New Hampshire’s Upper Valley the training and equipment to open and sustain a disaster shelter for up to 72 hours when assistance is either unavailable or delayed.

Nurse Assitance Training

Nurse Assistant Training

Partnering with our colleagues in the New Hampshire Region, we are pleased to provide Vermonters the opportunity to train for a career as a Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA).

Red Cross disaster responder with her arms around two girls

The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation Babysitting Grant

The Vermont & the New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross is privileged to receive grant funds from The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation to provide babysitter training.