You can help the American Red Cross while filing your
2017 New Jersey State Tax Return.
Donations can be made to the American Red Cross-NJ Fund
by checking line 64 on the NJ-1040 Form
and entering code 14.
In New Jersey, the Red Cross responded to more than 820 local disasters last year, mostly home fires. The Red Cross provided emotional support and emergency assistance to nearly 1,900 New Jersey families to help with temporary shelter, food and clothing needs after the fires.
In addition, the Red Cross New Jersey Region:
- Collected more than 90,500 units of blood donated in New Jersey. Each unit of blood can help to save up to three lives.
- Empowered more than 113,200 residents with lifesaving health, safety and preparedness information and skills through courses such as First Aid, CPR, Water Safety and Babysitter’s Training.
- Provided more than 4,180 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals.
- Worked to ensure those in need received the care and comfort they deserved through the efforts of 5,000 Red Cross volunteers and 60 employees.
- Installed more than 10,600 free smoke alarms in homes that needed them and helped educate families about fire safety through the Home Fire Campaign.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.