The American Red Cross saves lives. When disaster strikes, we respond with food, shelter and hope. When barriers of distance, language or warfare separate loved ones, we open lines of communication. When families, co-workers and communities must prepare for emergencies, we help them take action.
In New Jersey, we bring together more than 4,500 people to care for their neighbors, train more than 114,500 people in life-saving skills and respond to a disaster nearly every day. In emergencies large and small - a home fire, a hurricane, a flood - right here in our community or on distant shores, people can count on the Red Cross.
In 2019, the New Jersey Region:
Responded to 820 local disasters, helping 2,150 families displaced by home fires.
Collected more than 94,500 units of blood through blood drives and our donation centers.
Trained 114,500 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics.
Provided 7,230 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals.
These Red Cross services are made possible by the generous contribution of time from 4,500 volunteers who help make a difference in our communities!
Mr. Fred Rogers talks about how to find hope during a catastrophe. Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster; providing emergency shelter, hot meals and financial support to families in need. When you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.
Community Event Request
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When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected.
We could have just the opportunity you’re looking for ... whether it's training to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive, delivering messages to members of our military, or connecting families displaced by conflict, we hope you'll join our mission.
We collect blood every day from donors who help ensure a safe supply of blood when it’s needed.
We offer training in first aid, CPR/AED, swimming and water safety, care giving and more.
Service to the Armed Forces
We relay urgent messages between U.S. service members and their families through our global communications.
Home Fire Campaign
The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years through the Home Fire Preparedness Safety Campaign.
With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.