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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

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 →

Weekly Roundup 8/31/2018

The American Red Cross Eastern New York Region is made up of approximately 1,800 volunteers serving 24 counties in Upstate New York. With a wide array of programs and services being offered throughout the year, there's usually a lot going... Continue Reading →

Get to Know the AmeriCorps NCCC (FEMA CORPS) Ocean 4 Team

Written by Ashanti Muhammad, Ocean 4, AmeriCorps NCCC (FEMA CORPS) Hello reader, My name is Ashanti Muhammad and I am the Media Representative for Ocean 4! I have been fortunate enough to be placed on a team of 7 where... Continue Reading →

A military couple finds strength and hope through reconnection

Written by American Red Cross Reconnection Workshop participant Tonia Russell (posted with permission) My first experience with the workshops was about two years ago when I met the Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Program Manager at Fort Drum.  As a... Continue Reading →

Giving thanks for those who answer the call

Written by Kevin Coffey, Chief Development Officer, Eastern New York Region We are entering that special time of year where we all ponder the question: “What am I grateful for?” In my family, we have a Thanksgiving tradition of sharing... Continue Reading →

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