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RedCrossENY

Official Blog of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

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 →

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 →

Here for our heroes on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, and every day, we're honored to be able to provide services to local service members, veterans, and military families. Today, we welcomed veterans from our community to enjoy a warm meal and good company at our chapter office... 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 →

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