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“OPERATION: SEW SOME LOVE”

Photo by Steve Jeter/American Red Cross The need to remain six feet apart from one another while wearing a mask is imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with a pandemic, this does not stop us as we continue to help... Continue Reading →

Red Cross Reaches Out to Veterans in Need through Capital Region Stand Down

The 2019 Capital Region Stand Down held last month was a special opportunity for numerous nonprofit, government and community organizations to come together in service to local veterans. The event -- designed to provide a wide array of assistance to... Continue Reading →

A military couple finds strength and hope through reconnection

Written by American Red Cross Reconnection Workshop participant Tonia Russell (posted with permission) My first experience with the workshops was about two years ago when I met the Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Program Manager at Fort Drum.  As a... Continue Reading →

Hero Care Network Works to Help Rensselaer Family

Two-year-old Ayda and 4-month-old Trinity moved from Miami, Florida to Rensselaer, New York overnight. An unexpected family tragedy left Ayda and Trinity in the care of their grandparents, the Jaynes, who serve as National Guardsmen in our community. The Jaynes have... Continue Reading →

Showing Love to Local Veterans on Valentine’s Day

To help make this Valentine's Day a special one for local veterans, our Services to the Armed Forces team introduced a new event this week called Hearts for Heroes. Veterans from throughout the Capital Region were invited to a unique lunch-and-learn program,... Continue Reading →

Here for our heroes on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, and every day, we're honored to be able to provide services to local service members, veterans, and military families. Today, we welcomed veterans from our community to enjoy a warm meal and good company at our chapter office... Continue Reading →

Red Cross launches Hero Care App

The American Red Cross has just unveiled a new Hero Care mobile application. This free app is designed to help members of the military, veterans and their families identify and access both emergency and non-emergency Red Cross services from anywhere in... Continue Reading →

Soldiers get a special retreat

Thanks to a grant from the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Red Cross Fort Drum station was able to provide a therapeutic weekend retreat for soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit on Fort Drum as well as Army and Navy veterans... Continue Reading →

Jeff Fox honored with President’s Award

Story by David Wickers, Red Cross volunteer Last Wednesday, January 27, longtime Red Cross volunteer Jeff Fox, PhD, received the highly distinguished President’s Volunteer Service Award in a special ceremony at the Northeastern New York chapter office in Albany. Red Cross Senior Vice... Continue Reading →

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