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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

Celebrate the Season…Safely!

The winter holidays are traditionally happy times for families and friends to get together and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, this time of year also means a greater risk for home fires, often caused by decorations and holiday cooking. Decorations like... Continue Reading →

2018: Another Year of Record-Breaking Disasters

For the second consecutive year, record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters left millions of people from coast to coast in desperate need of help. Time and again, families turned to the American Red Cross, and we were there to provide... Continue Reading →

A Few of Our Favorite Things

The holiday season is officially upon us! It's a time to enjoy family, friends and festivities, and it's also a time to remember those less fortunate and reach out a hand to help them. This year, you can give a... Continue Reading →

Whether You’re Traveling or Cooking at Home, Stay Safe this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for visiting family and sharing meals with loved ones — but it’s also a prime time for cooking fires, traffic accidents and other safety problems. The American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below... Continue Reading →

Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

While there are plenty of things to love about the fall and winter seasons, the flu is not one of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "while seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United... Continue Reading →

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 →

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