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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 →

Smoke Alarms Save Lives in Poughkeepsie

It was a Wednesday evening -- July 5th -- when a fire broke out on Fitchett Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. It started on a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, and before long, it had spread through the entire house.... Continue Reading →

FEMA Corps Brings a Helping Hand to the Mohawk Valley

The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley recently welcomed new helpers to its ranks, as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps-FEMA team was deployed to the Utica area on January 28. The seven-person team from AmeriCorps – a ten-month national... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Schenectady

Last month, we shared a few highlights from what was then our largest local Home Fire Campaign event in the Eastern New York Region. We installed nearly 250 free smoke alarms for families in Poughkeepsie in October. But at our... Continue Reading →

Time to #TurnAndTest

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, so we're sharing a friendly reminder to #TurnAndTest. When you turn your clocks back this weekend, take a minute to test your smoke alarms, too. It's a simple step to help your family stay... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Poughkeepsie, one smoke alarm at a time

On Saturday, dozens of Red Cross volunteers and community partners came together in the City of Poughkeepsie for a special city-wide event. The goal: to provide fire safety education and install free smoke alarms for as many local families as possible. The event was... Continue Reading →

Tips to keep you safe this 4th of July

Here at the Red Cross, we're all looking forward to a fun-filled 4th of July weekend. As we get ready to fire up the grill, hit some local swimming spots, and enjoy a few fireworks, we also want to make sure that everyone in our region stays... Continue Reading →

An unexpected emergency

Story by David Wickers, Red Cross volunteer When volunteer Disaster Action Team member Patrick Kelsey answered his phone at 12:30 AM on February 16, 2016, he was told that the Red Cross was needed to respond to a burst water pipe affecting... Continue Reading →

Comparing the odds

So, the big $1.5 billion Powerball drawing is tonight, and pretty much everyone is talking about it. By now, you've probably seen or heard that the odds of winning the jackpot are an incredible 1 in 292 million. If you... Continue Reading →

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