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Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

While there are plenty of things to love about the fall and winter seasons, the flu is not one of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "while seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United... Continue Reading →

Halloween Safety Tips for Little Trick or Treaters

Lots of little ghosts and ghouls, Witches, and pirates and superheroes, too! Tonight, costumed kids will be all around... Follow these tips to keep them safe and sound. Make sure your trick-or-treaters can see and be seen. Use face makeup... Continue Reading →

Top Tips to Keep Kids Safe as They Head Back to School

Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school! As kids across Eastern New York gear up for a new school year, we want to help make sure the exciting trip back to the classroom is... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Stay Safe this Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday means lots of time spent in the kitchen for some, and long hours on the road for others. No matter how you plan to spend your day, we know you want to keep your family safe and sound, and the Red... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to TURN and TEST!

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. It's the perfect time to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies, so when you turn your clocks back on Saturday night, allow a few extra minutes to follow these steps: Check smoke... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

On Halloween night, tiny ghosts and goblins will fill the streets and excitement will be shared by kids and adults alike. At the American Red Cross, we want to make sure that everyone enjoys the fun-filled festivities safely. To that end,... Continue Reading →

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