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.
Facts at a Glance
July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 Community Impact
The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...
all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope
our communities are ready and prepared for disasters
everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood
all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed
in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives
1,362 families received assistance following 899 fires and other local disaster incidents.
Made 2,894 homes safer for the Home Fire Campaign.
Enrolled 67,822 people in First Aid/CPR/AED.
Provided 4,063 case services to military members, veterans, and their families.
Collected 140,084 blood donations from volunteer donors.
Red Cross Disaster Services provides relief to people who have experienced natural and certain man-made disasters. This unit is prepared at all times to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical care to disaster victims. All assistance is free; disaster victims are not expected to pay the Red Cross for any services provided to them.
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.
Youth and Young Adults
All volunteers, interns, and Red Cross Club members 13 and older will need to register to Volunteer.
Learn about our Youth Leadership Program in Monroe County.
The American Red Cross is one of the largest providers of blood products to hospitals in New York State. The Red Cross collects blood nearly every day of the year through voluntary donations in the Western New York area. Accident victims, premature babies, people undergoing cancer treatment, organ recipients, and many others rely on the generosity of blood donors to ensure that blood is available when it's needed.
For a full list of available classes, click here or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
To schedule a group training at your school, business, or other organization, please contact Ken Vorie at 716-225-6601 or email@example.com.
Service to the Armed Forces
The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.
Home Fire Campaign
Every year, the American Red Cross responds to an average of more than 60,000 disasters – the vast majority of which are home fires. And tragically, seven people die in home fires each day, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. The Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.
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.