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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 →

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 →

Thoughts from a “Disaster Booking Agent”

My name is Liam Sweeny and I'm a volunteer Disaster Cycle Services Deployment Officer for the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region. I work behind the scenes, supporting the volunteers who carry out the Red Cross mission in the... Continue Reading →

It Does Matter: A Fundraiser’s Reflection

The summer was winding down, and the heat was ramping up. It was one of those weeks where my cat was laying in front of the A/C because even he couldn't take the humidity. While I had been hard at... Continue Reading →

Get to Know the AmeriCorps NCCC (FEMA CORPS) Ocean 4 Team

Written by Ashanti Muhammad, Ocean 4, AmeriCorps NCCC (FEMA CORPS) Hello reader, My name is Ashanti Muhammad and I am the Media Representative for Ocean 4! I have been fortunate enough to be placed on a team of 7 where... Continue Reading →

A military couple finds strength and hope through reconnection

Written by American Red Cross Reconnection Workshop participant Tonia Russell (posted with permission) My first experience with the workshops was about two years ago when I met the Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Program Manager at Fort Drum.  As a... Continue Reading →

Giving thanks for those who answer the call

Written by Kevin Coffey, Chief Development Officer, Eastern New York Region We are entering that special time of year where we all ponder the question: “What am I grateful for?” In my family, we have a Thanksgiving tradition of sharing... Continue Reading →

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