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National Volunteer Week

The American Red Cross thanks volunteers for stepping up during COVID-19 National Volunteer Week is April 18-24, and the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region recognizes its volunteers who continue to work tirelessly to help people in need during... Continue Reading →

Couples Who Volunteer: Meet Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski

We' re getting a head start on Valentine's Day by highlighting some of the amazing couples throughout our region who spend some of their quality time together volunteering for the American Red Cross. Mary Kay and Peter Komarinski have been... Continue Reading →

Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers: Husband and Wife Make a Big Impact and Encourage Others to Get Involved

For this installment of Conversations with Red Cross Volunteers, we introduce you to Chris and Shirley Greagan of Selkirk. They are enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and serve in multiple roles. They... Continue Reading →

Dr. James Halpern Makes a Difference During People’s Most Difficult Moments

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member Dr. James Halpern is a board member for the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteer. For the past twenty years he... Continue Reading →

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 →

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