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After 25 Years, Veterans Reconnect as Volunteers

Margie Davis and Marian Myron first crossed paths in 1986.  For nearly eight years, they worked together as flight nurses in the New York Air National Guard – an Air Reserve Component of the U.S. Air Force – based out... Continue Reading →

2018 Real Heroes Recap

The 2018 Real Heroes Breakfast was an inspirational event, recounting ten stories of courage, kindness, and life-changing impact from across the Capital Region. In case you missed it -- or if you simply want to feel inspired all over again... Continue Reading →

Halloween Safety Tips for Little Trick or Treaters

Lots of little ghosts and ghouls, Witches, and pirates and superheroes, too! Tonight, costumed kids will be all around... Follow these tips to keep them safe and sound. Make sure your trick-or-treaters can see and be seen. Use face makeup... Continue Reading →

54 Homes Made Safer in the Town of Lloyd

It was a rainy day on Saturday, but that wouldn't stop a great group of Red Cross volunteers and partners from visiting dozens of homes in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County to help end home fire tragedies. Together... Continue Reading →

2018 Northeastern New York Real Heroes Announced

One week from today, we'll be honoring 11 heroic award recipients at our annual Real Heroes Breakfast in Northeastern New York. The 2018 Real Heroes, to be recognized on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, are:... Continue Reading →

Smoke Alarms Save Lives in Poughkeepsie

It was a Wednesday evening -- July 5th -- when a fire broke out on Fitchett Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. It started on a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, and before long, it had spread through the entire house.... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed for Hurricane Michael

  Updated Wednesday, October 31 Hurricane Michael caused extreme devastation along the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross is helping now, and will be there in the weeks to come as people begin to recover and rebuild. FAST FACTS (as of... Continue Reading →

Coping in the Wake of a Tragedy

Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with everyone affected by this weekend's tragic accident in Schoharie. The American Red Cross is working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide emotional support to those involved, including family and community members, as well... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed to Support Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Since Hurricane Florence made landfall, the American Red Cross has been working around the clock to operate shelters, assess the damage, deliver food and relief supplies, support disaster health needs and help people plan their... Continue Reading →

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