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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 →

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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 →

A fresh perspective on the Red Cross vest

Earlier this month, a team of Red Cross volunteers brought our local Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) down to Jay Street in Schenectady, where members of the community had organized a memorial to remember those affected by the devastating fire that occurred there... 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 →

Giving the gift of life

By Gary Striar, CEO Last week, I donated blood - something I try to do every 2 months. During and after donating, I had such a sense of satisfaction knowing that I was helping someone who was either ill or had... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Reflections

By Gary Striar, CEO Thanksgiving week is one of my favorite times of the year. Having my whole family together under one roof to eat and watch football for a few days is something I look forward to all year... Continue Reading →

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