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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman holds a press conference in Breezy Point, Queens on charities that collected money for superstorm Sandy relief, July 17, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New York AG Report Finds 42 Percent Of Sandy Donations Unspent

Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.


A home in the Rockaways damaged by superstorm Sandy - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Red Cross Gives Grant To Rockaways Rebuilding Effort

The Friends of Rockaway has received a grant of more than $721,000 from the American Red Cross.


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Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant Pledge $1 Million For Tornado Relief

The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving $1 million for tornado relief, matching a $1 million pledge by star player Kevin Durant.


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101 Days After Sandy, Red Cross Says Work Is Far From Over

Sam Kille, the communications director of the American Red Cross’s greater New York region, joined us on The Couch to give us an update.


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Red Cross And Miss New York USA Contestants Team Up To Raise Awareness About The Need For Blood Donations

While donations are collected throughout the year, January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross reaches out and thanks blood and platelet donors around the country.


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8 Families Left Homeless After Orange, N.J. Fire

Eight displaced families were receiving help from the American Red Cross Saturday after a raging fire in Orange, N.J.


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Kravitz To Perform At Halftime Of Jets-Patriots

Lenny Kravitz will perform at halftime of Jets-Patriots on Thursday.


Volunteers with the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief group unload one of many semi trucks full of food and supplies that they and the American Red Cross will distribute to Hurricane Sandy victims November 5, 2012, in Ocean County, New Jersey. The two groups have a large staging area in a church parking lot and smaller Red Cross vans shuttle in food on "search and feed" missions.  AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Red Cross Volunteers Mobilize To Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

Those volunteers have taken to the streets in communities that were ravaged by Sandy and the Nor’Easter that followed to assist affected families in their time of need.


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Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million To Red Cross For Sandy Relief

Lady Gaga announced Wednesday that she has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.