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2021 NYS Legislators of the Year

 The American Red Cross in New York State celebrated six state legislators for their distinguished efforts in the State Capital and their partnership with the Red Cross in their home districts.The 2021 American Red Cross New York State Legislators of... Continue Reading →

March is Red Cross Month, a Time to Give Back to Your Communities

As Red Cross Month kicks off on the heels of record-breaking natural disasters and a global pandemic, we ask local residents to join our lifesaving mission. One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the American Red... Continue Reading →

Thanks for Giving : Red Cross Volunteers in Conversation

Red Cross Volunteer Jennifer Barry recently returned from her first deployment to New Orleans and we had the opportunity to speak with her about her experience and hear her takeaways. When discussing her role as a volunteer, she described herself... Continue Reading →

Loss and Hope

Loss and Hope.  Thanksgiving 2020 Loss For many, 2020 will be remembered as a year of loss.  The loss of over 250,000 Americans lives to the Coronavirus, the loss of millions of jobs, the disappointment and the loss experienced due to... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving safety

10 Ways to Have a Safe Thanksgiving   While COVID-19 has changed many holiday plans, continue to protect yurself   The way we celebrate Thanksgiving this year may be a little different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But what hasn’t changed is the need... Continue Reading →

Salute to Service

On this Veterans Day 2020, on behalf of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region, I salute our veterans, currently active men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. As a son of a Navy veteran, I am in awe... Continue Reading →

High School Sweet Hearts Lives Saved by Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Each year, the Red Cross responds to an average of more than 60,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires.  So we set a goal to reduce fire-related death and injuries in the US by 25% with our Home Fire Campaign  ... Continue Reading →

Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers

For this installment of Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers, we’d like to introduce you to Jacklyn Sullivan from Mahopac, New York. She has been serving the Hudson Valley Chapter this year with all preparedness activities and serving as a duty... Continue Reading →

Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers

Red Cross volunteer Jake Johnson caught up with Santino Thomas, Volunteer Partner to the Chief Communications Officer to talk about volunteering and life during Covid -19 How has your life changed with quarantine and how does it impact how you... Continue Reading →

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