Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region



Hero Care Network Works to Help Rensselaer Family

Two-year-old Ayda and 4-month-old Trinity moved from Miami, Florida to Rensselaer, New York overnight. An unexpected family tragedy left Ayda and Trinity in the care of their grandparents, the Jaynes, who serve as National Guardsmen in our community. The Jaynes have... Continue Reading →

Tips to keep you safe this 4th of July

Here at the Red Cross, we're all looking forward to a fun-filled 4th of July weekend. As we get ready to fire up the grill, hit some local swimming spots, and enjoy a few fireworks, we also want to make sure that everyone in our region stays... Continue Reading →

Updates from the Field: Mallory Scheve in Texas

It's been a rough year for the people of Texas. Numerous storms have ravaged the state, displacing thousands of families and destroying an unprecedented number of homes and businesses. Red Cross volunteers from the Eastern New York Region have been deployed to... Continue Reading →

An unexpected emergency

Story by David Wickers, Red Cross volunteer When volunteer Disaster Action Team member Patrick Kelsey answered his phone at 12:30 AM on February 16, 2016, he was told that the Red Cross was needed to respond to a burst water pipe affecting... Continue Reading →

Which words really tell the Red Cross story?

It's National Volunteer Week, and we're giving thanks for Red Cross volunteers across our region! Each one of our more than 2,000 local volunteers has their own unique story, and we just love hearing those stories over and over again. So... Continue Reading →

#help1family on Red Cross Giving Day

Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster. Think about that for a second... 8 minutes from now, Red Cross volunteers will be dispatched to another disaster scene, where they will provide much needed relief to one or... Continue Reading →

A fresh perspective on the Red Cross vest

Earlier this month, a team of Red Cross volunteers brought our local Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) down to Jay Street in Schenectady, where members of the community had organized a memorial to remember those affected by the devastating fire that occurred there... Continue Reading →

Partnership fosters respect for humanitarian law

In an effort to raise awareness about international humanitarian law (IHL) and the laws of conflict, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) held a “Raid Cross” simulation for students from the University of Michigan on Tuesday, March 1,... Continue Reading →

Real Heroes inspire us all

This morning, our Northeastern New York Chapter hosted its 3rd annual Real Heroes Breakfast in Albany, NY. It was an inspiring celebration of ordinary citizens who've done extraordinary things in our community this year. We were thrilled to be able... Continue Reading →

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