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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 →

Real Heroes inspire us all

This morning, our Northeastern New York Chapter hosted its 3rd annual Real Heroes Breakfast in Albany, NY. It was an inspiring celebration of ordinary citizens who've done extraordinary things in our community this year. We were thrilled to be able... Continue Reading →

Jeff Fox honored with President’s Award

Story by David Wickers, Red Cross volunteer Last Wednesday, January 27, longtime Red Cross volunteer Jeff Fox, PhD, received the highly distinguished President’s Volunteer Service Award in a special ceremony at the Northeastern New York chapter office in Albany. Red Cross Senior Vice... Continue Reading →

New York Red Crossers welcomed to the Capitol

This Tuesday was a special day for the Red Cross in New York State, as representatives from Greater New York, Eastern New York, and Western & Central New York were welcomed to the NYS Assembly Chamber during the day's legislative... 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 →

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 →

Giving the gift of life

By Gary Striar, CEO Last week, I donated blood - something I try to do every 2 months. During and after donating, I had such a sense of satisfaction knowing that I was helping someone who was either ill or had... 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 →

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 →

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