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Long Lost Loved One Found in Upstate New York

Through the Restoring Family Links program, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world work together to locate missing people and reconnect them with their loved ones. In this special post, Sam Lute, Program Director for the American... Continue Reading →

Take Action for Fire Prevention Month!

October is National Fire Prevention Month, with National Fire Prevention Week running from October 6-12, 2019. During this week, this month, and all year long, the American Red urges people to practice their fire escape plans and test their smoke... Continue Reading →

Are You the Type to Save a Life?

The few letters you see missing here may not seem like a big deal. But the letters A, B and O make up the main blood groups. For a patient in the hospital desperately needing type A, B, O or... Continue Reading →

Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day with Your Local Red Cross

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the ones you love than by coming together to support the American Red Cross?! We have a few suggestions to help you share the love on this special holiday... Plan a Special... Continue Reading →

Meet Kareel Slager

Kareel Slager donates blood at the Everett Road Donation Center in Albany, NY. For the last two weeks, we've had the pleasure of hosting Kareel Slager, a student from Tech Valley High School, for his I-Term Senior Project. I-Term is... Continue Reading →

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 →

2018 Real Heroes Recap

The 2018 Real Heroes Breakfast was an inspirational event, recounting ten stories of courage, kindness, and life-changing impact from across the Capital Region. In case you missed it -- or if you simply want to feel inspired all over again... Continue Reading →

2018 Northeastern New York Real Heroes Announced

One week from today, we'll be honoring 11 heroic award recipients at our annual Real Heroes Breakfast in Northeastern New York. The 2018 Real Heroes, to be recognized on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, are:... Continue Reading →

Smoke Alarms Save Lives in Poughkeepsie

It was a Wednesday evening -- July 5th -- when a fire broke out on Fitchett Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. It started on a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, and before long, it had spread through the entire house.... Continue Reading →

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