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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

Hurricane Ian: Creating Lasting Bonds

Five weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall, American Red Cross relief efforts in Florida are ongoing. To date, the Red Cross and partners have provided more than 45,000 overnight stays for at least 6,800 residents in more than 70 emergency... Continue Reading →

Turn your clocks back, test your smoke alarms this weekend

As daylight saving time ends on November 6, the American Red Cross encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks back to help stay safe from home fires. Home fires claim more lives in a typical... Continue Reading →

Donating blood has perks!

Right now, the American Red Cross needs more blood, platelet and plasma donors to help protect the blood supply from a shortage. Spend a little time this November doing something good for our community by giving and you just might... Continue Reading →

Supporting the 16th Annual Burn Run to Benefit the Burn Foundation of CNY

Like many Red Cross staff members and volunteers, John Minnick is deeply involved in his community - with the goal of giving hope and improving the lives of others. In addition to his role at the Red Cross as a... Continue Reading →

Providing Shelter and Comfort for Florida Storm Victims

In the week since Hurricane Ian hit Florida, the American Red Cross and partners have been working tirelessly to provide food, shelter and comfort for people facing the heartbreaking devastation left behind.   About 1,600 Red Crossers, including nearly 40... Continue Reading →

Northeastern NY Chapter Welcomes New Board Members

The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York (NENY) has elected three new members to its board of directors: Brad Bentley of Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB), Vanessa Toney Bobb MD, PhD of Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) and... Continue Reading →

Typhoon Merbok: Lessons in Compassion and Flexibility

On September 17, Typhoon Merbok devastated a thousand-mile stretch of the western coast of Alaska, damaging homes, seawalls, roads, and airport runways as well as water systems in as many as 40 towns and villages. Red Cross teams came from 15 states to... Continue Reading →

Parking It for Two Decades at The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State is one of the highlights of the summer, and the American Red Cross parking lot near the fairgrounds is a welcoming tradition for visitors as they begin their day. The lot is fully staffed by... Continue Reading →

Donating blood in appreciation for the generosity that saved her father’s life

Karen of Gansevoort, Saratoga County, has been a regular blood donor for several decades. "Several years prior to my first donation, my father had received 36 pints of blood over a six-month period.  I felt it was important to start... Continue Reading →

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