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Weekly Roundup: 9/21/2018

It's been a week since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and thousands of people in the Carolinas are still in danger from devastating river flooding. Our region has now deployed more than 40 local volunteers to join some 3,600 Red Crossers... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from a “Disaster Booking Agent”

My name is Liam Sweeny and I'm a volunteer Disaster Cycle Services Deployment Officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. I work behind the scenes, supporting the volunteers who carry out the Red Cross mission in the... Continue Reading →

How to Help People Affected by Hurricane Florence

The American Red Cross is responding to devastating, prolonged flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence, and needs financial donations to be able to support thousands of people affected by this disaster. Wherever you are, you can help by visiting... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup: 9/14/2018

Trying to round up this week's news was no easy task. Hurricane Florence made landfall today, pummeling the Carolinas with strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous tidal surges. The American Red Cross is providing safe shelter and comfort for evacuees... Continue Reading →

It Does Matter: A Fundraiser’s Reflection

The summer was winding down, and the heat was ramping up. It was one of those weeks where my cat was laying in front of the A/C because even he couldn't take the humidity. While I had been hard at... Continue Reading →

Giving thanks for those who answer the call

Written by Kevin Coffey, Chief Development Officer, Eastern New York Region We are entering that special time of year where we all ponder the question: “What am I grateful for?” In my family, we have a Thanksgiving tradition of sharing... Continue Reading →

Halloween festivities keep spirits up at shelter

This Halloween, residents of the Rip Van Winkle Apartments in Poughkeepsie were forced to evacuate their 17-story building due to an electrical fire that left more than 300 people temporarily homeless. The Red Cross moved quickly to open an emergency... Continue Reading →

Local volunteer helps people cope after Hurricane Harvey

Thomas McCarry, LMHC, is the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at the Institute for Family Health and a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the American Red Cross. Following Hurricane Harvey, Tom was deployed to Texas to provide emotional support to... Continue Reading →

After Floods, Clean Up Takes a Village

The water line reaches above eye level in what used to be Lori Morosco's finished basement in Whitesboro, New York. Flood waters destroyed nearly everything here, including both her children's bedrooms and all of their belongings. Lori and her family... Continue Reading →

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