Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region



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 →

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 →

Comparing the odds

So, the big $1.5 billion Powerball drawing is tonight, and pretty much everyone is talking about it. By now, you've probably seen or heard that the odds of winning the jackpot are an incredible 1 in 292 million. If you... 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 →

Updates From the Field: Scott McGillicuddy in Texas

Story by Margaret Richards, Red Cross volunteer The American Red Cross has been providing relief for thousands of families affected by flooding and severe weather in Texas since a series of violent storms began on October 23. Communities already damaged... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Support Texas Flood Response

The American Red Cross is helping thousands of families across the state of Texas after severe storms this weekend brought tornadoes, heavy rains and flash flooding to already water-logged communities. The latest round of severe weather in Texas comes on... Continue Reading →

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