The power of the American Red Cross relies on your generous donations and the tireless efforts of our volunteers, employees, board members and community partners — dedicated people who will continue to make a difference for thousands of lives in 2024 and beyond. As we close out 2023, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season, and invite you to review some of our region's proudest and most memorable moments.
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Video: Red Cross provides care and comfort after catastrophic flooding in Vermont
Flooding devastated Vermont in July. Hundreds of homes were destroyed. 300 Red Crossers supported those impacted. Together with partners, we delivered 28,000 meals, 34,000 relief items and provided 986 overnight stays for 200 residents in 4 shelters.
Video: The Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive celebrates 40 years of saving lives
The region's largest blood drive celebrates 40 years of saving lives in NH. The Singer family hosts this incredible community drive in memory of Gail Singer who died from leukemia in 1984. The drive has collected over 25,000 pints of lifesaving blood!
News Story: Red Cross makes major investment in service delivery in Maine
In August, the Red Cross launched an exciting project to modernize service delivery in Maine. The $3.6 million dollar investment will provide critical upgrades to Maine’s busiest blood donor center and unite all Red Cross lines of service under one roof.
Video: Son honored for using Red Cross lifesaving skills to save his father
This year Mainer Sam Richards called on his Red Cross training in Lifeguarding, First Aid & CPR to save his dad’s life. To recognize his heroism, Richards was awarded the Red Cross Certificate of Merit, the highest honor given to someone who saves a life.
News Story: Red Crossers deploy across U.S. to aid climate-driven disaster survivors
Over the last year, we saw 407 deployments from our region – selfless volunteers who left their homes to support those impacted by disasters in Texas, California, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, New York, Florida, Hawaii and Guam.
Video: Red Cross celebrates blood donation becoming more inclusive
More people can give blood with the Red Cross through the FDA’s updated donor eligibility rules! All donors now see the same questions about health, travel & behavior. This means more people can help save lives while keeping the blood supply safe.
News Story: Climate Crisis: Responding to one of the greatest humanitarian challenges
The Red Cross is responding to nearly twice as many large disasters as we did a decade ago. The U.S. has experienced a record 23 billion-dollar disasters this year. Our changing climate is a humanitarian crisis - and we are adapting our mission to serve.