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Volunteers Head South Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The American Red Cross is preparing to help tens of thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Dorian as the storm continues to strengthen and take aim at the southeast coast of the United States. Over 600 trained volunteers... 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 →

2018: Another Year of Record-Breaking Disasters

For the second consecutive year, record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters left millions of people from coast to coast in desperate need of help. Time and again, families turned to the American Red Cross, and we were there to provide... Continue Reading →

After 25 Years, Veterans Reconnect as Volunteers

Margie Davis and Marian Myron first crossed paths in 1986.  For nearly eight years, they worked together as flight nurses in the New York Air National Guard – an Air Reserve Component of the U.S. Air Force – based out... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed for Hurricane Michael

  Updated Wednesday, October 31 Hurricane Michael caused extreme devastation along the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross is helping now, and will be there in the weeks to come as people begin to recover and rebuild. FAST FACTS (as of... Continue Reading →

Local Volunteers Deployed to Support Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Since Hurricane Florence made landfall, the American Red Cross has been working around the clock to operate shelters, assess the damage, deliver food and relief supplies, support disaster health needs and help people plan their... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup: 9/28/2018

It's now been two weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and still, flooding continues. Many in the Carolinas have lost everything. Some 3,500 Red Crossers from all over the country are on the ground now, working around the clock to provide... Continue Reading →

Weekly Roundup: 9/21/2018

It's been a week since Hurricane Florence made landfall, and thousands of people in the Carolinas are still in danger from devastating river flooding. Our region has now deployed more than 40 local volunteers to join some 3,600 Red Crossers... 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 →

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