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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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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 →

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 →

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