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New Red Crosser puts training to work right away

Red Cross volunteer Travis Clancy arrived in the Mohawk Valley the Monday after Halloween, one of more than 80 Red Cross workers mobilized to help people affected by the recent floods. He was on his first official disaster deployment since... Continue Reading →

Red Cross Reaches Out to Veterans in Need through Capital Region Stand Down

The 2019 Capital Region Stand Down held last month was a special opportunity for numerous nonprofit, government and community organizations to come together in service to local veterans. The event -- designed to provide a wide array of assistance to... Continue Reading →

End of Daylight Saving Means Time to #TurnandTest

Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, November 3, and while many are looking forward to the extra hour of sleep that comes with "falling back," it's also a good time to have fire safety on your mind. As you turn... Continue Reading →

Local First Responders Continue to Serve as Red Cross Volunteers

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member October 28 is National First Responders Day, a day that honors firefighters, police officers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and anyone else first on the scene when disaster strikes. On this National... Continue Reading →

Heat Your Home Safely as the Temperatures Drop and Remember to Cook Safely All Year Long

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, we are bringing you another set of fire safety tips to protect your family and your home. Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the... Continue Reading →

Two Simple Steps Could Save Your Life

In the event of a fire, it is important to get out of the house, fast! Unfortunately, it has been an especially tragic year in New York State according to data from the US Fire Administration. As of October 2,... Continue Reading →

Long Lost Loved One Found in Upstate New York

Through the Restoring Family Links program, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world work together to locate missing people and reconnect them with their loved ones. In this special post, Sam Lute, Program Director for the American... Continue Reading →

Take Action for Fire Prevention Month!

October is National Fire Prevention Month, with National Fire Prevention Week running from October 6-12, 2019. During this week, this month, and all year long, the American Red urges people to practice their fire escape plans and test their smoke... Continue Reading →

Help the Red Cross and Yourself by Preparing for Emergencies Now

Do you know what you would do if an emergency struck tomorrow? Whether it’s something as simple as the flu or as disruptive as a natural disaster, do you have an emergency plan in place for yourself, your family, your loved... Continue Reading →

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