American Red Cross Connecticut Region
Serving Connecticut since 1898.
How We Help
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Disaster Services
The American Red Cross is in your community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The American Red Cross in Connecticut responds to more than 500 local disasters each year, providing families with their immediate disaster-related needs for shelter, food, clothing, replacement of medical prescriptions and other household requirements as well as emotional support to help people begin their own recovery after a disaster. Red Cross disaster assistance is a gift, given through the generous donations of neighbors and the service of volunteers. For help, call 1-877-287-3327, 24 hours a day.
Read more about Disaster Services, click here.
Emergency Preparedness
Your local Red Cross is also here to help you better prepare for emergencies, through training and education programs in first aid, CPR, Babysitters Training, home safety education and a host of other courses and presentations. Each year, we teach hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents to be safer and better prepared in their homes, workplaces, houses of worship and communities. For course schedules and information, call 1-877-287-3327 or click here.
Read more about Preparedness, click here
Health & Safety Training
Do you have what it takes to save a life? Get trained at the Red Cross and help to keep your family, friends, co-workers and your community safer. Red Cross training in First Aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), Babysitting, Aquatics, Pet First Aid and more will help you be ready for any situation. Training is available for individuals, organizations and businesses.
For general information about Health and Safety programs, click here
Service to the Armed Forces
Service to the Armed Forces
The American Red Cross has its roots as an organization formed to provide aid to soldiers and others affected by war. Our service to military personnel and their families continues today, with Red Cross assistance for emergency communications, financial aid and counseling services, among others. Red Cross workers are always nearby, in local chapters or at military installations around the world, ready to help those who serve our country. For assistance, call 1-877-272-7337, 24 hours a day.
Read more about Service to the Armed Forces, click here.
International Services
The American Red Cross is part of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Society - a worldwide movement dedicated to relieving human suffering. With our partner societies around the world, we help to support emergency disaster relief, improve basic living conditions and empower people with the skills they need to help themselves. We also use our international network to help reunite families separated by war, national conflict or disaster.
For more information about our International Services, click here.
Blood - The Gift of Life
Each year the Red Cross collects more than 155,000 units of blood, which is turned into life saving products supplied to 31 hospitals and transfusing facilities across Connecticut. Each unit of blood can save up to three lives. Volunteers help to staff blood drives and more than 100,000 people generously give The Gift of Life in Connecticut each year. To donate blood, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit www.bloodct.org.
Donate To Your Local Red Cross
Donations of time, blood and money to your local chapter help us prepare for the next emergency, which may strike across the street or around the world. Please remember your local Red Cross chapter this holiday season and the lifesaving services we provide in your community. After all, the Red Cross is about neighbor helping neighbor.
Your donations help us meet the needs of local disaster victims every day.   To learn more, click here.