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Telling the Red Cross Story at New York State Advocacy Day

By Stephen Bogdan, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member & NYS Advocacy Day Volunteer Each year, volunteers, board members and staff from every Red Cross chapter in New York State gather at the State Capital in Albany for an annual... Continue Reading →

Dr. James Halpern Makes a Difference During People’s Most Difficult Moments

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member Dr. James Halpern is a board member for the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteer. For the past twenty years he... Continue Reading →

New Red Crosser puts training to work right away

Red Cross volunteer Travis Clancy arrived in the Mohawk Valley the Monday after Halloween, one of more than 80 Red Cross workers mobilized to help people affected by the recent floods. He was on his first official disaster deployment since... Continue Reading →

Local First Responders Continue to Serve as Red Cross Volunteers

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member October 28 is National First Responders Day, a day that honors firefighters, police officers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and anyone else first on the scene when disaster strikes. On this National... Continue Reading →

Volunteers Head South Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The American Red Cross is preparing to help tens of thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Dorian as the storm continues to strengthen and take aim at the southeast coast of the United States. Over 600 trained volunteers... Continue Reading →

Volunteering Changes Lives – Starting with Your Own!

At the American Red Cross, we are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer workforce made up of hundreds of thousands of members who give selflessly to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteer service is an incredible... Continue Reading →

One Red Cross Volunteer Shares Why He’s Ready to Sound the Alarm

My name is Stephen Bogdan, and I’ve been volunteering with the American Red Cross since July of 2018. Since then I’ve learned the value of disaster preparedness and all the training that is involved in the Red Cross’ response to... Continue Reading →

Meet Kareel Slager

Kareel Slager donates blood at the Everett Road Donation Center in Albany, NY. For the last two weeks, we've had the pleasure of hosting Kareel Slager, a student from Tech Valley High School, for his I-Term Senior Project. I-Term is... Continue Reading →

2018: Another Year of Record-Breaking Disasters

For the second consecutive year, record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters left millions of people from coast to coast in desperate need of help. Time and again, families turned to the American Red Cross, and we were there to provide... Continue Reading →

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