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Jeff Fox honored with President’s Award

Story by David Wickers, Red Cross volunteer Last Wednesday, January 27, longtime Red Cross volunteer Jeff Fox, PhD, received the highly distinguished President’s Volunteer Service Award in a special ceremony at the Northeastern New York chapter office in Albany. Red Cross Senior Vice... Continue Reading →

New York Red Crossers welcomed to the Capitol

This Tuesday was a special day for the Red Cross in New York State, as representatives from Greater New York, Eastern New York, and Western & Central New York were welcomed to the NYS Assembly Chamber during the day's legislative... Continue Reading →

A few of our favorite things Over the holidays, a group of volunteers from our Mohawk Valley Chapter shared some of their favorite things about volunteering with the American Red Cross. Watch the video to see what they had to say. If you're already a... Continue Reading →

Giving the gift of life

By Gary Striar, CEO Last week, I donated blood - something I try to do every 2 months. During and after donating, I had such a sense of satisfaction knowing that I was helping someone who was either ill or had... Continue Reading →

Preparedness pays off in many ways

For nearly two years, the American Red Cross has been working in partnership with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to offer free Citizen Preparedness Corps training for thousands of New Yorkers. The... Continue Reading →

Helping Fire Victims is What We Do

By Gary Striar, CEO As many of you know, this week there was a large fire on Park Avenue in Albany. I only occasionally go to our fire responses, as our people know what to do, and I’d rather not... Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Do Good Without Leaving Your Couch

Though the holidays are filled with hustle and bustle, it's likely you'll find a little time to relax after filling up on turkey and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving. In case you're looking for an easy way to make a difference while... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Reflections

By Gary Striar, CEO Thanksgiving week is one of my favorite times of the year. Having my whole family together under one roof to eat and watch football for a few days is something I look forward to all year... Continue Reading →

Finding New Ways to Reach Out to Veterans

Story by Margaret Richards, Red Cross volunteer Through the Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program, the Red Cross is constantly looking for new opportunities to give back to those who have served our country. One of the many ways... Continue Reading →

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