The Shelter Island Chapter, American Red Cross is an all volunteer chapter whose jurisdiction is the Township of Shelter Island, NY. The island is approximately 11-1/2 square miles with one-third of it in land preservation. There are two separate ferry companies, which maintain service to each fork for eighteen hours per day. Many houses are second homes to summer visitors. There are no nursing homes, apartment buildings or low income housing units. The island is also divided into several private communities, with their own organizations. The island population increases in the summer due to day tourists, summer rentals and boaters.
As well as meeting the required services of all chapters in the American Red Cross, the Shelter Island Chapter provides the only medical emergency ambulance service on the island. Call 911 if you have a need for an EMERGENCY ambulance.
Hours of operation are based on community needs and volunteer availability. Call 631-749-1580 for information.
Important Telephone Numbers
631-924-6700 International Tracing Services
631-924-6700 Armed Forces Emergency Communication
631-924-6911 After hours Emergency/Disaster Services
Please call us at 631-749-1580 for further information.