We help communities in Rhode Island prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our local communities because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provide the following programs and services:
Around the clock, every day of the year, the Red Cross in Rhode Island stands ready to respond to emergencies like fires, floods and severe storms. At every disaster, we assess the victims' needs and ensure that they have food, clothing, shelter and other services to help families take the first steps to recovery.
Obtain life-saving knowledge and skills designed to keep you prepared in the event of an emergency, with the latest health and safety training techniques and certification programs. Our comprehensive courses include Lifeguarding, First Aid and Basic Life Support Instruction for Healthcare Providers.
Service to Armed Forces provides emergency messaging, financial support, mental health support and information services to military members, veterans and their families. The organization assists military families with communications, financial aid and offers training and other services and resources to individuals throughout Rhode Island.
The Red Cross of Maine works within the global network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to locate lost family members or deliver messages between people who have been disconnected due to war, crisis or disaster. The Red Cross of Rhode Island also works to provide assistance to global disasters like the earthquakes in Haiti or the tsunami in Japan.