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One Red Cross Volunteer Shares Why He’s Ready to Sound the Alarm

My name is Stephen Bogdan, and I’ve been volunteering with the American Red Cross since July of 2018. Since then I’ve learned the value of disaster preparedness and all the training that is involved in the Red Cross’ response to... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed for Hurricane Michael

  Updated Wednesday, October 31 Hurricane Michael caused extreme devastation along the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross is helping now, and will be there in the weeks to come as people begin to recover and rebuild. FAST FACTS (as of... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed to Support Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Since Hurricane Florence made landfall, the American Red Cross has been working around the clock to operate shelters, assess the damage, deliver food and relief supplies, support disaster health needs and help people plan their... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup 9/7/2018

Since last Friday, our Disaster Action Team volunteers have responded to seven local fires and a power outage, providing emergency assistance to a total of 49 people. Make sure you’re following @RedCrossENY on Twitter for regular updates from disaster responses around... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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