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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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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 →

FEMA Corps Brings a Helping Hand to the Mohawk Valley

The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley recently welcomed new helpers to its ranks, as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps-FEMA team was deployed to the Utica area on January 28. The seven-person team from AmeriCorps – a ten-month national... Continue Reading →

Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference

For ten years, Dunkin' Donuts has been partnering with the American Red Cross to collect blood and platelet donations. This month, the partnership is back in the form of the Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference campaign! When you donate blood or... Continue Reading →

2016 by the numbers

2016 has been a record year in terms of disasters across the United States. Red Cross workers responded to 180 significant U.S. disasters this year, opened nearly 800 emergency shelters, provided more than 206,000 overnight shelter stays, and served more than... Continue Reading →

The neighborhood really welcomed us…

Our local Home Fire Campaign has grown tremendously since we first started out in 2014. This year alone, we've installed nearly 3,000 free smoke alarms for local families, many of whom had no working alarms in their homes before our teams... 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 →

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