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Disaster Services

Thankful for the opportunity to help

Throughout this past year as an AmeriCorps member on the Disaster Cycle Services team, Madeline Clark has worked both in Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness. Madeline’s role as an AmeriCorps member also included working in Youth Education and Community Education... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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