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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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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 →

Save the Date for our Signature Spring Events!

It may be winter, but things are heating up as we prepare for three signature fundraising events around the Eastern New York Region this spring! Coming up first is the Northeastern New York Chapter Fire + Ice Gala at the... 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 →

“Give What Fire Takes” this September

September is here, which means it's time again to "Give What Fire Takes." Make a donation each time you check out at Price Chopper/Market 32 this month. You'll help the Red Cross not only support local families affected by home... Continue Reading →

An unexpected emergency

Story by David Wickers, Red Cross volunteer When volunteer Disaster Action Team member Patrick Kelsey answered his phone at 12:30 AM on February 16, 2016, he was told that the Red Cross was needed to respond to a burst water pipe affecting... Continue Reading →

#help1family on Red Cross Giving Day

Every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster. Think about that for a second... 8 minutes from now, Red Cross volunteers will be dispatched to another disaster scene, where they will provide much needed relief to one or... Continue Reading →

Reflections from a Red Cross volunteer

President's Day weekend brought extreme cold to our region, and with it, a significant spike in local home fires. In just four days, Red Cross volunteers responded to 20 separate calls for emergency assistance across our 24-county service area, and... Continue Reading →

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