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Road Trip from Albany to Louisiana After Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida devastated Terrebonne Parish and the town of Montegut in Louisiana. Broken power poles and downed trees littered the countryside, and damaged homes lined the roads and bayous in the southern part of the state. Roads were damaged or... Continue Reading →

Continuing a Tradition at The Great New York State Fair

Local chapter operating parking lot and hosting blood drive  The Great New York State Fair is returning, and the American Red Cross of Central and Northern New York is proud to be a part of it.  Thanks to the generosity... Continue Reading →

Volunteers educate residents about home fire safety

The Eastern New York Region of the American Red Cross and community partners helped 114 families protect themselves against home fires as part of a national Sound the Alarm effort on Saturday, May 8, 2021. “We thank everyone who helped... Continue Reading →

National Volunteer Week

The American Red Cross thanks volunteers for stepping up during COVID-19 National Volunteer Week is April 18-24, and the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region recognizes its volunteers who continue to work tirelessly to help people in need during... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Joe and Donna Hipius

We’re getting a head start on Valentine’s Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who spend some of their quality time together volunteering for the American Red Cross. Joe and Donna Hipius of East Syracuse transport... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski

We' re getting a head start on Valentine's Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who spend some of their quality time together volunteering for the American Red Cross. Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski have been... Continue Reading →

Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers: Husband and Wife Make a Big Impact and Encourage Others to Get Involved

For this installment of Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers, we introduce you to Chris and Shirley Greagan of Selkirk. They are enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and serve in multiple roles. They... Continue Reading →

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 →

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