We help communities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our communities because of the generosity of our donors and the power of our volunteers. Together, we made an impact through our programs and services.
In the last fiscal year, the Northern New England Region:
Responded to 513 emergency home fires, helping 1,796 people
Supported by 1,611 active volunteers who logged 108,978 hours
Educated 3,364 adults and children in emergency preparedness
Enrolled 22,429 people in First Aid/CPR/AED, 11,541 in aquatics & water safety and 692 in caregiving
Services to the Armed Forces:
Provided 3,952 services to military members, veterans and their families
Collected 129,292 red cell products and 36,865 platelets and held 4,806 drives
In times of disaster, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health services and emotional support to meet basic human needs and helps individuals and families begin their road to recovery.
We may have just the opportunity you’re looking for! Volunteers work in all parts of our organization, whether it’s responding to disasters, supporting blood drives, delivering emergency messages to service members or reconnecting families torn apart by conflict. See how you can further our mission!
Learn lifesaving knowledge and skills designed to prepare you for an emergency. We have all the latest health and safety training techniques. We also offer a combination of classroom and online classes that provide full certification.
The Red Cross helps service members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. We provide 24-hour emergency communications services, support military families during deployments and emergencies and continue supporting them after their service ends.
Sound the Alarm is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education.
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
This volunteer-led preparedness education program for grades 3-5 teaches students about safety skills, local hazards and basic coping skills. A “Learn, Practice, Share” framework engages students in disaster preparedness and survival skills. Upon completion, students receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit.
Service to the Armed Forces - Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The American Red Cross assists the Library in these efforts by video recording the oral histories of veterans in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. While the Library is specifically seeking histories of American wartime veterans, the Red Cross will interview any veteran for personal preservation.
The Red Cross provides humanitarian services to our refugee and immigrant communities by reconnecting loved ones separated by conflict, natural disaster or other humanitarian situations and by ensuring broad dissemination of humanitarian principles.
Would you like a Red Cross speaker to come to your group, service club or workplace? We would be glad to provide someone to speak about the American Red Cross services and preparedness tips for everyone to consider.