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Honoring Community Heroes During Red Cross Month

When help can’t wait during emergencies, American Red Cross volunteers and blood donors step up to ensure people in need receive relief and care. In March, the Eastern New York Region is honoring the people who make its mission possible... Continue Reading →

Road Trip from Albany to Louisiana After Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida devastated Terrebonne Parish and the town of Montegut in Louisiana. Broken power poles and downed trees littered the countryside, and damaged homes lined the roads and bayous in the southern part of the state. Roads were damaged or... Continue Reading →

March is Red Cross Month, a Time to Give Back to Your Communities

As Red Cross Month kicks off on the heels of record-breaking natural disasters and a global pandemic, we ask local residents to join our lifesaving mission. One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the American Red... Continue Reading →

Telling the Red Cross Story at New York State Advocacy Day

By Stephen Bogdan, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member & NYS Advocacy Day Volunteer Each year, volunteers, board members and staff from every Red Cross chapter in New York State gather at the State Capital in Albany for an annual... Continue Reading →

New Red Crosser puts training to work right away

Red Cross volunteer Travis Clancy arrived in the Mohawk Valley the Monday after Halloween, one of more than 80 Red Cross workers mobilized to help people affected by the recent floods. He was on his first official disaster deployment since... Continue Reading →

Local First Responders Continue to Serve as Red Cross Volunteers

By Erin Carden, Red Cross Content Creation Team Member October 28 is National First Responders Day, a day that honors firefighters, police officers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and anyone else first on the scene when disaster strikes. On this National... Continue Reading →

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 →

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