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Volunteers install 1,000+ free smoke alarms for local families during Sound the Alarm events

American Red Cross volunteers and community partners installed more than 1,000 free smoke alarms for families during Sound the Alarm home fire safety events in the Eastern New York region. Additional bed shaker and strobe alarms were installed for hearing... Continue Reading →

National Volunteer Week: These community heroes are the true heart of the American Red Cross

It’s National Volunteer Week and we're recognizing the work of the selfless individuals who generously give their valuable time to support people in need. Across the country, more than 275,000 Red Cross volunteers serve their communities by responding to thousands... Continue Reading →

Telling the Red Cross Story in New York State

Each year, the American Red Cross meets with our state representatives to educate them about the services we provide to their constituents. This helps to build strong relationships, opens lines of communication, and fosters partnership opportunities. The Red Cross in... Continue Reading →

Honoring Community Heroes During Red Cross Month

This March, the Eastern New York Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Lee and Dave Webber

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re introducing you to couples who volunteer together for the Red Cross in Eastern New York. If an individual can find great reward in volunteering with the Red Cross, it stands to reason that... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Geri Hall and Dave Pasinski

We’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who share the love of volunteering for the American Red Cross. Married for 30 years, Geri Hall and Dave Pasinski give of their hearts... Continue Reading →

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 →

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