The American Red Cross has been a part of the fabric of the Greater New York area for 100 years, providing a wide array of programs and services designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing population. We are the premier organization in our community that responds to disasters, helps people prepare for emergencies, and rebuilds lives after a crisis. In our post-9/11 world, our role is more critical than ever. Today we offer a variety of courses to teach people how to plan and prepare for all types of emergencies and to learn lifesaving skills.
Founded in 1905, the American Red Cross in Greater New York is the largest unit within the American Red Cross system. We actively serve nearly 9 million people in the five boroughs of New York City as well as Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan counties. Much of our work is performed by more than 3,600 trained, dedicated volunteers.