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Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

FEMA Corps Brings a Helping Hand to the Mohawk Valley

The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley recently welcomed new helpers to its ranks, as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps-FEMA team was deployed to the Utica area on January 28. The seven-person team from AmeriCorps – a ten-month national... Continue Reading →

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In Memory of Alfred Candido Sr.

Our Red Cross family is mourning the loss of long-time Mohawk Valley volunteer Alfred Candido Sr., who passed away on Tuesday, February 14, at the age of 88. Al served the Red Cross on both his local chapter board of directors as well... Continue Reading →

Showing Love to Local Veterans on Valentine’s Day

To help make this Valentine's Day a special one for local veterans, our Services to the Armed Forces team introduced a new event this week called Hearts for Heroes. Veterans from throughout the Capital Region were invited to a unique lunch-and-learn program,... 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 →

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 →

The neighborhood really welcomed us…

Our local Home Fire Campaign has grown tremendously since we first started out in 2014. This year alone, we've installed nearly 3,000 free smoke alarms for local families, many of whom had no working alarms in their homes before our teams... 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 →

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