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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

Giving thanks for those who answer the call

Written by Kevin Coffey, Chief Development Officer, Eastern New York Region We are entering that special time of year where we all ponder the question: “What am I grateful for?” In my family, we have a Thanksgiving tradition of sharing... Continue Reading →

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Halloween festivities keep spirits up at shelter

This Halloween, residents of the Rip Van Winkle Apartments in Poughkeepsie were forced to evacuate their 17-story building due to an electrical fire that left more than 300 people temporarily homeless. The Red Cross moved quickly to open an emergency... 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 →

After Floods, Clean Up Takes a Village

The water line reaches above eye level in what used to be Lori Morosco's finished basement in Whitesboro, New York. Flood waters destroyed nearly everything here, including both her children's bedrooms and all of their belongings. Lori and her family... Continue Reading →

14 Lives Saved in Eastern New York

If you've followed the RedCrossENY blog for some time now, you've probably seen a lot about our Home Fire Campaign over the last few years. Since October 2014, we've been hard at work building partnerships and providing resources to help reduce... Continue Reading →

Turn Spring Cleaning into Support for Your Local Red Cross

Spring has sprung, which means time for cleaning, decluttering, and freshening up our homes. If you're in the spring cleaning spirit, there are a few simple ways you can support the Red Cross, just by getting rid of old things!... Continue Reading →

Hero Care Network Works to Help Rensselaer Family

Two-year-old Ayda and 4-month-old Trinity moved from Miami, Florida to Rensselaer, New York overnight. An unexpected family tragedy left Ayda and Trinity in the care of their grandparents, the Jaynes, who serve as National Guardsmen in our community. The Jaynes have... Continue Reading →

Red Cross Month Keeps Local Responders Busy

March is Red Cross Month – a time to recognize the many heroes who help those in need in our community. And this March, those heroes have been busier than usual. Our Regional Disaster Officer, David Kunzelman, spoke with Spectrum News this... Continue Reading →

Catching Up with Cutout Clara

March is Red Cross Month, and this year, we've been celebrating with a new friend we're calling "Cutout Clara". As you may know, Clarissa Harlowe Barton - Clara, as she wished to be called - founded the American Red Cross in... Continue Reading →

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