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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: 9/28/2018

It's now been two weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and still, flooding continues. Many in the Carolinas have lost everything. Some 3,500 Red Crossers from all over the country are on the ground now, working around the clock to provide... 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 →

How to Help People Affected by Hurricane Florence

The American Red Cross is responding to devastating, prolonged flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence, and needs financial donations to be able to support thousands of people affected by this disaster. Wherever you are, you can help by visiting... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup: 9/14/2018

Trying to round up this week's news was no easy task. Hurricane Florence made landfall today, pummeling the Carolinas with strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous tidal surges. The American Red Cross is providing safe shelter and comfort for evacuees... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup 9/7/2018

Since last Friday, our Disaster Action Team volunteers have responded to seven local fires and a power outage, providing emergency assistance to a total of 49 people. Make sure you’re following @RedCrossENY on Twitter for regular updates from disaster responses around... Continue Reading →

It Does Matter: A Fundraiser’s Reflection

The summer was winding down, and the heat was ramping up. It was one of those weeks where my cat was laying in front of the A/C because even he couldn't take the humidity. While I had been hard at... Continue Reading →

Top Tips to Keep Kids Safe as They Head Back to School

Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school! As kids across Eastern New York gear up for a new school year, we want to help make sure the exciting trip back to the classroom is... Continue Reading →

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