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American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley Charity Profile
Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, your American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley is part of a nationwide network of locally supported chapters dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Led by one million volunteers this national network is the American Red Cross.
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through over 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.
Your Local Red Cross
The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley was formed on July 1, 2008 as the Chapters formally known as the Mohawk Valley Chapter and the Utica Chapter merged.
The American Red Cross of Mohawk Valley provides services in the areas of disaster relief, health and safety, services to armed forces, international social services, youth and elders.
The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley led by 600+ volunteer and 11 staff serves 221,380 people in Herkimer and Oneida Counties.
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. The organization provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Fundamental Principles of the Interational Red Cross Movement
American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley Volunteer Information
Each year, more than one million Americans work with the Red Cross as volunteers serving local community needs. Every day, Red Cross volunteers -- your neighbors -- provide a broad array of vital services to people in need in the Mohawk Valley. Red Cross volunteers perform such critical services ashelping victims of fires, floods, storms, and other disasters; staffing blood drives; providing lifesaving training in CPR and water safety. Others help the organization with office work, event planning, and much, much more. Volunteers are a part of everything we do, and there’s a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
Our volunteers tell us that volunteering makes them feel good about doing something that makes a difference. The American Red Cross of the MohawkValley can work with you to provide rewarding experiences and opportunities to utilize your talents, as well as training to help you serve your community.
10 Ways to Volunteer- United We Serve
Voluntary service is a fundamental principle of the Red Cross, and we are grateful for your interest in helping us to serve the people of the Mohawk Valley. We invite you to come in to our offices in Herkimer or Utica and see how we can best match your talents with our volunteer needs. Please contact our offices at 866-2890 in Herkimer or 733-4666 in Utica today!