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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 →

After 25 Years, Veterans Reconnect as Volunteers

Margie Davis and Marian Myron first crossed paths in 1986.  For nearly eight years, they worked together as flight nurses in the New York Air National Guard – an Air Reserve Component of the U.S. Air Force – based out... 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 →

Local Volunteers Deployed for Hurricane Michael

  Updated Wednesday, October 31 Hurricane Michael caused extreme devastation along the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross is helping now, and will be there in the weeks to come as people begin to recover and rebuild. FAST FACTS (as of... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed to Support Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Since Hurricane Florence made landfall, the American Red Cross has been working around the clock to operate shelters, assess the damage, deliver food and relief supplies, support disaster health needs and help people plan their... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup: 9/21/2018

It's been a week since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and thousands of people in the Carolinas are still in danger from devastating river flooding. Our region has now deployed more than 40 local volunteers to join some 3,600 Red Crossers... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from a “Disaster Booking Agent”

My name is Liam Sweeny and I'm a volunteer Disaster Cycle Services Deployment Officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. I work behind the scenes, supporting the volunteers who carry out the Red Cross mission in the... Continue Reading →

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