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2018 Real Heroes Recap

The 2018 Real Heroes Breakfast was an inspirational event, recounting ten stories of courage, kindness, and life-changing impact from across the Capital Region. In case you missed it -- or if you simply want to feel inspired all over again... 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 →

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 →

Weekly Roundup: 9/28/2018

It's now been two weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and still, flooding continues. Many in the Carolinas have lost everything. Some 3,500 Red Crossers from all over the country are on the ground now, working around the clock to provide... 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 →

Get to Know the AmeriCorps NCCC (FEMA CORPS) Ocean 4 Team

Written by Ashanti Muhammad, Ocean 4, AmeriCorps NCCC (FEMA CORPS) Hello reader, My name is Ashanti Muhammad and I am the Media Representative for Ocean 4! I have been fortunate enough to be placed on a team of 7 where... 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 →

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 →

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