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Volunteering Changes Lives – Starting with Your Own!

At the American Red Cross, we are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer workforce made up of hundreds of thousands of members who give selflessly to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteer service is an incredible... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Local volunteer helps people cope after Hurricane Harvey

Thomas McCarry, LMHC, is the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at the Institute for Family Health and a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the American Red Cross. Following Hurricane Harvey, Tom was deployed to Texas to provide emotional support to... 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 →

Mission moments from the field

As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, we are feeling incredibly grateful for the Eastern New York volunteers who fulfill the Red Cross mission here at home and around the world. So far this year, our local volunteers have traveled to Texas,... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Schenectady

Last month, we shared a few highlights from what was then our largest local Home Fire Campaign event in the Eastern New York Region. We installed nearly 250 free smoke alarms for families in Poughkeepsie in October. But at our... Continue Reading →

ENY volunteers travel across the country to provide disaster relief

Since last Sunday, more than 20 Red Cross workers have been deployed to support disaster relief operations in Louisiana and California. Many of them are on their second or third deployments this year, after a spike in major disasters across the... Continue Reading →

Disaster Mental Health workers offer even more than material assistance

When disaster strikes, the Red Cross responds, and last month's flooding in West Virginia was no exception. Nearly 500 Red Crossers answered the call to help those in need, many of whom were focused on providing safe shelter, hot meals, and emergency supplies. But some volunteers, like... Continue Reading →

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