CONTINUING CLARA BARTON’S LIFESAVING LEGACY
Today’s Red Cross volunteers, blood and platelet donors and supporters are advancing the lifesaving legacy of Clara Barton — one of the most honored women in U.S. history — who founded the American Red Cross more than 140 years ago. Her vision to prevent and alleviate human suffering has never wavered: Generation after generation, people have come together to adapt this timeless mission for their communities’ most urgent needs.
In 2022, the American Red Cross of Northern New England:
- Was supported by 2,634 volunteers who logged 106,569 hours helping those in need
- Responded to 556 home fires assisting 2,059 individuals
- Installed 2,250 free smoke alarms for 1,608 Northern New Englanders in need
- Deployed volunteers to disasters to Alabama, Colorado, California, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and Texas
- Enrolled 22,429 people in First Aid/CPR and AED training (FY22)
- Collected 129,292 red cell products helping up to 387,876 patients and held 4,806 community blood drives (FY22)
OUR VOLUNTEERS HELP SAVE LIVES Home fires are the most frequent disaster response for the Red Cross. They claim seven lives every day in the U.S. Most often, these tragedies occur in homes without working smoke alarms. To help families stay safe, the Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms during its Sound the Alarm home fire safety events in at-risk communities. On April 15, our volunteers will be in Rochester, New Hampshire for this one-day mass installation event. To sign-up for that event – or to schedule an appointment for free smoke alarm installation any time of year, visit redcross.org/EndHomeFiresNNE.