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New Red Crosser puts training to work right away

Red Cross volunteer Travis Clancy arrived in the Mohawk Valley the Monday after Halloween, one of more than 80 Red Cross workers mobilized to help people affected by the recent floods. He was on his first official disaster deployment since... Continue Reading →

After Floods, Clean Up Takes a Village

The water line reaches above eye level in what used to be Lori Morosco's finished basement in Whitesboro, New York. Flood waters destroyed nearly everything here, including both her children's bedrooms and all of their belongings. Lori and her family... Continue Reading →

FEMA Corps Brings a Helping Hand to the Mohawk Valley

The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley recently welcomed new helpers to its ranks, as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps-FEMA team was deployed to the Utica area on January 28. The seven-person team from AmeriCorps – a ten-month national... Continue Reading →

In Memory of Alfred Candido Sr.

Our Red Cross family is mourning the loss of long-time Mohawk Valley volunteer Alfred Candido Sr., who passed away on Tuesday, February 14, at the age of 88. Al served the Red Cross on both his local chapter board of directors as well... 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 →

A few of our favorite things

https://youtu.be/FEj06Pc67wM 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 →

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