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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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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 →

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 →

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 →

Updates from the Field: Mallory Scheve in Texas

It's been a rough year for the people of Texas. Numerous storms have ravaged the state, displacing thousands of families and destroying an unprecedented number of homes and businesses. Red Cross volunteers from the Eastern New York Region have been deployed to... 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 →

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 →

Updates From the Field: Scott McGillicuddy in Texas

Story by Margaret Richards, Red Cross volunteer The American Red Cross has been providing relief for thousands of families affected by flooding and severe weather in Texas since a series of violent storms began on October 23. Communities already damaged... Continue Reading →

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