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A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Red Cross: Lack Of Blood Donations Could Mean Emergency Situation

The American Red Cross on Tuesday was pleading for blood donors to volunteer, with a serious blood shortage looming.

07/22/2014

Credit cards. (credit: CBS 2)

Computer Hacker Pleads Guilty In Credit, Debit Card Scheme

Qendrim Dobruna admitted to hacking into the systems of J.P. Morgan Chase, which processed transactions by the American Red Cross.

07/11/2014

A graphic presented by NOAA  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) of potential storm surge flooding in the Gulf Coast region as NOAA issued the initial outlook for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference May 22, 2014 at the New York City Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Operations Center in Brooklyn.  (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

Although forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual hurricane season, officials are still advising residents to be ready.

05/30/2014

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Red Cross Helps 2 Families Displaced By Fire During Storm

Red Cross volunteers provided relief to 12 people who were left out in the cold after a fire destroyed several homes at 1228 College Avenue.

01/03/2014

FILE - Winter coats sit in a warehouse at the annual New York Cares coat drive, on Dec. 16, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Red Cross Awards $25K For NYC Coat Drive

The grant went to New York Cares. It will fund the purchase of coats for children and adults in communities throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

12/27/2013

Vincent Rende, 9, saved his family from a Thanksgiving fire that destroyed their Ringwood, N.J. home. (Credit CBS 2)

Boy, 9, Saves Family From Devastating Thanksgiving Fire

A Ringwood, New Jersey home was destroyed by a fire but the family that it belonged to made it out safely thanks to a quick-thinking young boy.

12/05/2013

A fire rages at a Jersey City apartment building on Wednesday afternoon. (Credit CBS 2)

Fire Ravaged Buildings In Jersey City Set To Be Demolished

Two Jersey City buildings will be demolished after a fire that left more than twenty people homeless over the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/28/2013

A woman carrying a child cries as other survivors of Typhoon Haiyan wait to board a C130 aircraft during the evacuation of hundreds of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan on November 12, 2013 in Tacloban, Philippines. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Aid Trickling Into Hard-Hit Areas In Philippines

Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan.

11/12/2013

People receive aid from a Red Cross mobile distribution center on January 4, 2013 in the Midland Beach area of Staten Island, Jan. 4, 2013. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Cross Gives $500,000 Grant To Help NYC Seniors Still Recovering From Sandy

The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

11/07/2013

(image: courtesy of New York Blood Center)

Man Injured In Taxi Accident Emphasizes Importance Of Blood Donation

A New York man who lost both of his legs after being hit by a taxi met the men and women who donated 75 units of blood to help save his life.

10/25/2013

A home destroyed by superstorm Sandy on the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens - Jan. 2, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Four Charities Agree To Accelerate Spending For Sandy Relief Efforts

Three other charities have agreed to a timetable for spending money still sitting in the bank on the storm’s anniversary. They are the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Kids in Distressed Situations; and a foundation established by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

10/24/2013

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, L.I. on Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

AG: Charities To Release $10 Million In Unspent Donations To Sandy Recovery Effort

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday from hard-hit Long Beach on Long Island that the American Red Cross has pledged an additional $6 million to storm victims.

10/24/2013

Hotel Room

Some NYC Sandy Victims Remain In Hotels Thanks To Red Cross

Thanks to the American Red Cross, some Superstorm Sandy victims remained in hotels this weekend despite the end of a city-sponsored program.

10/05/2013

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Twitter Sets Up New Emergency Text Message Feature

Twitter announced Wednesday that it is launching a new feature to let U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.

09/25/2013

American Red Cross holds hurricane preparedness session in Long Beach, N.Y., August 14, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Red Cross Holds Hurricane Preparedness Session In Long Beach

“The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation,” Jeff O’Neil with the Red Cross said.

08/14/2013

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