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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 →

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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 →

From Albany to Albany

Severe storms and tornadoes have left a path of devastation across several Southern states, affecting many communities including the city of Albany, Georgia. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this destruction, especially those in the city that... 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 →

Mission moments from the field

As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, we are feeling incredibly grateful for the Eastern New York volunteers who fulfill the Red Cross mission here at home and around the world. So far this year, our local volunteers have traveled to Texas,... Continue Reading →

Red Crossers mobilize for Hurricane Matthew

Red Cross volunteers from all across the Eastern New York Region are mobilizing to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew. Both long-time disaster responders and brand new trainees are answering the call after this major storm that has affected people... Continue Reading →

ENY volunteers travel across the country to provide disaster relief

Since last Sunday, more than 20 Red Cross workers have been deployed to support disaster relief operations in Louisiana and California. Many of them are on their second or third deployments this year, after a spike in major disasters across the... Continue Reading →

Disaster Mental Health workers offer even more than material assistance

When disaster strikes, the Red Cross responds, and last month's flooding in West Virginia was no exception. Nearly 500 Red Crossers answered the call to help those in need, many of whom were focused on providing safe shelter, hot meals, and emergency supplies. But some volunteers, like... Continue Reading →

Disaster Institute: A weekend to remember

Over the weekend of June 24-26, the Eastern New York and Western & Central New York Regions of the American Red Cross held a joint Disaster Institute at the NYS Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, NY. This three-day workshop offered... Continue Reading →

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