How You Can Support Us in a Variety of Ways

We are a 501(c) 3, tax exempt, NYS not for profit corporation, registered with the NYS Charity Bureau. As such, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by your state and the federal government. All cash donations will receive a receipt if you provide us with your name and mailing address!

General Public
Volunteer Emergency Services Organizations
Local Business and Industry
Emergency Service Industry Vendors


General Public:
Cash donations are gratefully accepted and donations can be made:

  • Securely on line by credit card through PayPal®, even if you don’t have a PayPal® account, by clicking here
  • By mail. Checks should be made payable to ‘Critical Response Network’ and mailed to PO Box 248, Patterson, NY 12563.


Volunteer Emergency Services Organizations:
We are here to support you! But if you like what you see, or we’ve been helpful in any way and your organization would like to help us continue with our efforts, please consider making a donation.

  • Securely on line by credit card through PayPal®, even if you don’t have a PayPal® account, by clicking here
  • By mail. Checks should be made payable to ‘Critical Response Network’ and mailed to PO Box 248, Patterson, NY 12563.

Local Business and Industry:
The volunteer emergency services are an important part of your community. Volunteers typically deliver fire, rescue, and emergency medical services at 10-30% of the cost of a paid or municipal service. That means you save money! There are several ways you can support them in return:

  • When asked for a donation or other support from your local service: dig deep, and say ‘ABSOLUTELY’ and ‘Thank You’. Match your employees’ donations to their volunteer emergency service organizations and let your employees know your policies.
  • Support our Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) - An innovative way to say ‘Thank You’ to the individual volunteers and their families who make the volunteer emergency services possible, the VIP offers discounts to volunteers and their families on goods or services that you sell. It helps keep shopping dollars local and brings more business your way at no upfront cost to you. Click here for more information, or call us at 914-475-8308 to discuss the program.
  • Consider allowing your employees who are members of the local volunteer emergency services to respond to calls from work. It’s easy to establish guidelines that will work for you, the employee, and the service. Daytime responders, in particular, are in short supply. You know you’d want other employers to release their employees if your building was on fire!
  • Become one of our ‘Partners’. We depend on cash, equipment and service donations and sponsorships to deliver our programs. We’ll recognize you on our web site and make sure your volunteer emergency service organizations know you are helping. Call us at 914-475-8308 for more information.
  • If you can’t meet one of our Partnership levels, remember that any donation helps. So, if you’d like, you can donate a smaller amount:
    • Securely on line by credit card through PayPal®, even if you don’t have a PayPal® account, by clicking here
    • By mail. Checks should be made payable to ‘Critical Response Network’ and mailed to PO Box 248, Patterson, NY 12563.
  • Be prepared for emergencies and disasters:
    • Sponsor a training course for your employees in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Consider inviting their families, as well. Send us an email at info@criticalresponsenetwork.org and we’ll send you information on training providers in your area.
    • Do you have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at your location? Early defibrillation is an essential component in sudden cardiac arrest survival. If you are looking for an AED, we can send you a list of vendors.
    • Do some disaster planning. Fire and natural disasters can strike at any time. Are you prepared? SCORE is a great source of disaster planning information: click here


Emergency Service Industry Vendors:
The volunteer emergency services are surely an important component of your business plan. To see our ‘Top 10 Reasons for Vendors to Support the Volunteer Emergency Services thru Critical Response Network’; click here.

We understand that money is tight. It’s never been so important to spend your marketing budget wisely. We are happy to work with you to customize your support. If you have a foundation associated with your organization, please let us know how to make contact. We have a variety of ways you can help us help your customers:

  • Become a Financial Partner: As the dad said to the son at the wedding, “Cash is always good”. Click here to learn what our Partnerships could do for you.
  • Support our training programs with equipment loans or donations. Click here to learn more.
  • Select a specific program or activity to support. Click here for more information.

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