The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States. We serve the 6.6 million residents of the cities and towns of Massachusetts, including Worcester, Springfield, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Peabody, Salem, Lynn, Saugus, Malden, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Waltham, Framingham, Brockton, Quincy, Boston, Fall River, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Taunton, and Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
We provide food and shelter in emergencies, operate the largest food pantry in New England, teach lifesaving skills, train nurses aides and certified nursing assistants, serve members of the Armed Forces by supporting them and restoring their family connections, and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
We respond to hundreds of fires in our region each year, serving families who have faced personal disaster; we monitor storm damage, we serve first-responders fighting brush fires, and shelter those who have lost everything.
To do all this we train a volunteer corps of thousands to be ready for the worst while hoping it never happens in Massachusetts or in the United States.
Volunteers constitute about 95 percent of the American Red Cross workforce, and our volunteers train in specialties such as shelter management, mass feeding, technology and casework. They are ready to deploy here or anywhere we’re called to serve in the U.S.