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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 →

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 →

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 →

Volunteers Head South Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The American Red Cross is preparing to help tens of thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Dorian as the storm continues to strengthen and take aim at the southeast coast of the United States. Over 600 trained volunteers... 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 →

Local Volunteers Deployed for Hurricane Michael

  Updated Wednesday, October 31 Hurricane Michael caused extreme devastation along the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross is helping now, and will be there in the weeks to come as people begin to recover and rebuild. FAST FACTS (as of... Continue Reading →

Coping in the Wake of a Tragedy

Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with everyone affected by this weekend's tragic accident in Schoharie. The American Red Cross is working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide emotional support to those involved, including family and community members, as well... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed to Support Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Since Hurricane Florence made landfall, the American Red Cross has been working around the clock to operate shelters, assess the damage, deliver food and relief supplies, support disaster health needs and help people plan their... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup: 9/28/2018

It's now been two weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and still, flooding continues. Many in the Carolinas have lost everything. Some 3,500 Red Crossers from all over the country are on the ground now, working around the clock to provide... Continue Reading →

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