The American Red Cross in Greater New York is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It accomplishes this mission through services that are consistent with its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross movement.
New York City's prominence as the business, financial and communications capital of the nation and as the gateway to America has put continuing demands on the Red Cross in New York. Red Cross volunteers and supporters here have responded in the highest tradition, year after year. This is the story of the Red Cross in New York, and how it has played an important part in the history and growth of the American Red Cross, from the earliest days of the organization.