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The American Red Cross New Jersey Region provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,800 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. In New Jersey, last year, the Red Cross responded to 889 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping 1,820 displaced families; collected 88,439 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided 3,920 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained 117,088 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics.

8 Responses

  1. This family needs help. they lost everything.. This is an emergency. They not have food and clothing.The chapter could helps this family:

    Sara Vázquez Fraguada (Mi Hermana)
    José Alberto Vásquez (Cuñado)

    314 Madison S.T.
    Linden, N.J. 07036

  2. Hi,

    I am the Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 888 out of South Brunswick, NJ. We are looking for a place to volunteer to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Is there a way I can contact you?

    Thank You,

    Michael Guida

  3. My family and I would like to help feed people (that are victims of Sandy or otherwise), Thanksgiving dinner on the 22nd. How do we get involved, details? About 10 people. Thank you, Susan

    • Thank you, Susan, for this kind and thoughtful gesture. Would you like to come to a Red Cross shelter and assist in serving food that day? Or is this a private dinner you’re organizing and would like people to attend? What is your location? Thanks again!

  4. Hello, My name is Sungyub Lew.
    I am a medical student rotating at St. Barnabas medical center. I wanted to help out clinically for post-Sandy relief but there are limitations on what I could do or find. I have asked around many attendings, volunteering department, and advisors but was not able to find any activities.

    Doctors without borders are already stationed in Queens, NY but only accepts RN and doctors. I was not successful to find some information about medical volunteering opportunities on Red cross or Americare in NJ area. There are Brooklyn free clinic in collaboration with near by medical centers for Hurricane Sandy victims but I couldn’t find any here.

    I can recruit enough number of residents and medical students but I don’t how to actually set it up, who to contact, where to go, ect.
    Any suggestions, comments, ideas will help.
    Please forward this e-mail to anyone that you believe that could be any help.
    Thank you for spending time on reading this.

    Sincerely,
    Sungyub Lew
    sungyublew@gmail.com

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