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National Preparedness Month: Get Ready Now for Emergencies

People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region, urges everyone to get ready for these... 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 →

Daylight Saving Time: Turn your clocks forward and test your smoke alarms

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 13, and the American Red Cross, Eastern New York region, reminds everyone to TURN your clocks forward one hour and TEST your smoke alarms. Did you know working smoke alarms can cut the... 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 →

End of Daylight Saving Means Time to #TurnandTest

Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, November 3, and while many are looking forward to the extra hour of sleep that comes with "falling back," it's also a good time to have fire safety on your mind. As you turn... Continue Reading →

Two Simple Steps Could Save Your Life

In the event of a fire, it is important to get out of the house, fast! Unfortunately, it has been an especially tragic year in New York State according to data from the US Fire Administration. As of October 2,... Continue Reading →

Help the Red Cross and Yourself by Preparing for Emergencies Now

Do you know what you would do if an emergency struck tomorrow? Whether it’s something as simple as the flu or as disruptive as a natural disaster, do you have an emergency plan in place for yourself, your family, your loved... Continue Reading →

One Red Cross Volunteer Shares Why He’s Ready to Sound the Alarm

My name is Stephen Bogdan, and I’ve been volunteering with the American Red Cross since July of 2018. Since then I’ve learned the value of disaster preparedness and all the training that is involved in the Red Cross’ response to... Continue Reading →

54 Homes Made Safer in the Town of Lloyd

It was a rainy day on Saturday, but that wouldn't stop a great group of Red Cross volunteers and partners from visiting dozens of homes in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County to help end home fire tragedies. Together... Continue Reading →

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