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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

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Fire Safety

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 →

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 →

Time to #TurnAndTest

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, so we're sharing a friendly reminder to #TurnAndTest. When you turn your clocks back this weekend, take a minute to test your smoke alarms, too. It's a simple step to help your family stay... Continue Reading →

Saving lives in Poughkeepsie, one smoke alarm at a time

On Saturday, dozens of Red Cross volunteers and community partners came together in the City of Poughkeepsie for a special city-wide event. The goal: to provide fire safety education and install free smoke alarms for as many local families as possible. The event was... Continue Reading →

Comparing the odds

So, the big $1.5 billion Powerball drawing is tonight, and pretty much everyone is talking about it. By now, you've probably seen or heard that the odds of winning the jackpot are an incredible 1 in 292 million. If you... Continue Reading →

Helping Fire Victims is What We Do

By Gary Striar, CEO As many of you know, this week there was a large fire on Park Avenue in Albany. I only occasionally go to our fire responses, as our people know what to do, and I’d rather not... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to TURN and TEST!

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. It's the perfect time to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies, so when you turn your clocks back on Saturday night, allow a few extra minutes to follow these steps: Check smoke... Continue Reading →

Price Chopper Helps the Red Cross Give What Fire Takes

This September, Price Chopper/Market 32 teamed up with the American Red Cross, NewsChannel 13 and iHeartMedia for the 'Give What Fire Takes' campaign. All month long, funds were raised to provide relief to families affected by home fires and to support home fire prevention... Continue Reading →

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