Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region



Telling the Red Cross Story in New York State

Each year, the American Red Cross meets with our state representatives to educate them about the services we provide to their constituents. This helps to build strong relationships, opens lines of communication, and fosters partnership opportunities. The Red Cross in... Continue Reading →

Honoring Community Heroes During Red Cross Month

This March, the Eastern New York Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Ken and Molly Gray

Valentine’s Day-where love and heart meet. This is a statement that Ken and Molly Gray define. The Grays help define that statement in two ways. Not only do they give of their hearts to the Red Cross weekly as Blood... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Lee and Dave Webber

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re introducing you to couples who volunteer together for the Red Cross in Eastern New York. If an individual can find great reward in volunteering with the Red Cross, it stands to reason that... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Geri Hall and Dave Pasinski

We’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who share the love of volunteering for the American Red Cross. Married for 30 years, Geri Hall and Dave Pasinski give of their hearts... Continue Reading →

Thankful for the opportunity to help

Throughout this past year as an AmeriCorps member on the Disaster Cycle Services team, Madeline Clark has worked both in Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness. Madeline’s role as an AmeriCorps member also included working in Youth Education and Community Education... Continue Reading →

A message to blood donors: “You’re a hero to someone, somewhere”

Joe and Donna Hipius of East Syracuse volunteer as Blood Transportation Specialists, delivering lifesaving blood and supplies from our Red Cross facilities to area hospitals. We caught up with Joe recently while he was wearing another humanitarian hat, donating blood.... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Ian: Creating Lasting Bonds

Five weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall, American Red Cross relief efforts in Florida are ongoing. To date, the Red Cross and partners have provided more than 45,000 overnight stays for at least 6,800 residents in more than 70 emergency... Continue Reading →

Providing Shelter and Comfort for Florida Storm Victims

In the week since Hurricane Ian hit Florida, the American Red Cross and partners have been working tirelessly to provide food, shelter and comfort for people facing the heartbreaking devastation left behind.   About 1,600 Red Crossers, including nearly 40... Continue Reading →

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