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A Few of Our Favorite Things

The holiday season is officially upon us! It's a time to enjoy family, friends and festivities, and it's also a time to remember those less fortunate and reach out a hand to help them. This year, you can give a... Continue Reading →

2016 by the numbers

2016 has been a record year in terms of disasters across the United States. Red Cross workers responded to 180 significant U.S. disasters this year, opened nearly 800 emergency shelters, provided more than 206,000 overnight shelter stays, and served more than... 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 →

#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 →

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 →

Price Chopper Helps the Red Cross Give What Fire Takes

This September, Price Chopper/Market 32 teamed up with the American Red Cross, NewsChannel 13 and iHeartMedia for the 'Give What Fire Takes' campaign. All month long, funds were raised to provide relief to families affected by home fires and to support home fire prevention... Continue Reading →

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