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Local volunteer helps people cope after Hurricane Harvey

Thomas McCarry, LMHC, is the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at the Institute for Family Health and a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the American Red Cross. Following Hurricane Harvey, Tom was deployed to Texas to provide emotional support to... Continue Reading →

14 Lives Saved in Eastern New York

If you've followed the RedCrossENY blog for some time now, you've probably seen a lot about our Home Fire Campaign over the last few years. Since October 2014, we've been hard at work building partnerships and providing resources to help reduce... Continue Reading →

Red Cross Month Keeps Local Responders Busy

March is Red Cross Month – a time to recognize the many heroes who help those in need in our community. And this March, those heroes have been busier than usual. Our Regional Disaster Officer, David Kunzelman, spoke with Spectrum News this... Continue Reading →

Catching Up with Cutout Clara

March is Red Cross Month, and this year, we've been celebrating with a new friend we're calling "Cutout Clara". As you may know, Clarissa Harlowe Barton - Clara, as she wished to be called - founded the American Red Cross in... Continue Reading →

In Memory of Alfred Candido Sr.

Our Red Cross family is mourning the loss of long-time Mohawk Valley volunteer Alfred Candido Sr., who passed away on Tuesday, February 14, at the age of 88. Al served the Red Cross on both his local chapter board of directors as well... Continue Reading →

The neighborhood really welcomed us…

Our local Home Fire Campaign has grown tremendously since we first started out in 2014. This year alone, we've installed nearly 3,000 free smoke alarms for local families, many of whom had no working alarms in their homes before our teams... Continue Reading →

Mission moments from the field

As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, we are feeling incredibly grateful for the Eastern New York volunteers who fulfill the Red Cross mission here at home and around the world. So far this year, our local volunteers have traveled to Texas,... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Schenectady

Last month, we shared a few highlights from what was then our largest local Home Fire Campaign event in the Eastern New York Region. We installed nearly 250 free smoke alarms for families in Poughkeepsie in October. But at our... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Poughkeepsie, one smoke alarm at a time

On Saturday, dozens of Red Cross volunteers and community partners came together in the City of Poughkeepsie for a special city-wide event. The goal: to provide fire safety education and install free smoke alarms for as many local families as possible. The event was... Continue Reading →

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