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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 →

Local Red Cross volunteers and partners make homes safer from home fires

Over two weekends in May, the Eastern New York region and partners helped hundreds of families protect themselves against home fires as part of local Sound the Alarm safety events. Red Cross volunteers and partners met with residents to install... Continue Reading →

Smoke alarms save lives: Free installations for local residents as part of national Red Cross Sound the Alarm effort 

Newburgh residents can sign up for a free smoke alarm installation from the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and community partners on Saturday, May 14. Organizers are planning to make 120 homes safer by installing a total of... Continue Reading →

Road Trip from Albany to Louisiana After Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida devastated Terrebonne Parish and the town of Montegut in Louisiana. Broken power poles and downed trees littered the countryside, and damaged homes lined the roads and bayous in the southern part of the state. Roads were damaged or... Continue Reading →

Volunteers educate residents about home fire safety

The Eastern New York Region of the American Red Cross and community partners helped 114 families protect themselves against home fires as part of a national Sound the Alarm effort on Saturday, May 8, 2021. “We thank everyone who helped... Continue Reading →

Stay Calm, But Sound The Alarm

Did you know that once a fire starts, you only have two minutes to escape? The American Red Cross aspires to turn compassion into action so that our communities are ready and prepared for disasters. Programs such as Sound the... Continue Reading →

American Red Cross and Partners Providing Free Fire Safety Resources

The American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region, is joining area fire departments and community partners to install free smoke alarms and educate families on fire prevention and safety.   “Home fires remain the most frequent disaster during COVID-19, yet most... Continue Reading →

Join our humanitarian mission. Start a career at the Red Cross

Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping people, we invite you to join us - where your career is a force for good. We have several career opportunities throughout the Eastern... Continue Reading →

Dr. James Halpern Makes a Difference During People’s Most Difficult Moments

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member Dr. James Halpern is a board member for the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteer. For the past twenty years he... Continue Reading →

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