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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 →

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 →

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