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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

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.

07/17/2013

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.

06/24/2013

Kevin Durant (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

05/21/2013

2.7.13 Life After Sandy

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.

02/07/2013

Credit American Red Cross Of Greater New York

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.

01/13/2013

Orange, N.J. Fire

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.

12/08/2012

(Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Kravitz To Perform At Halftime Of Jets-Patriots

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

11/19/2012

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.

11/10/2012

Lady Gaga (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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.

11/07/2012

Staten Island Damage

Volunteers Step Up To Help Devastated Residents Of Staten Island

Getting food, water and clothing to those struck by Sandy in Staten Island was the top priority Saturday. The damage in some areas were beyond belief.

11/03/2012

Yankee Stadium (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Yankees To Donate $500K To Red Cross In Wake Of Sandy

“The damage and destruction to the Tri-State area caused by Hurricane Sandy is daunting, but we have seen the great resiliency of this region before,” Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement.

10/31/2012

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Red Cross Creates App For Dealing With Hurricane Sandy

As the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches, the American Red Cross has set up an application with instructions for what to do in preparation for a storm, as well as during and after the storm passes through.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Isaac, Now A Hurricane, Makes Landfall In Southeast Louisiana

More than 20 volunteers from New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley were deployed Monday morning to work on shelter management, mental health support, health services support and logistics.

08/28/2012

Anna Reid (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Babysitter Draws On First Aid Training To Save Choking Child

Babysitter Anna Reid, 15, was feeding 3-year-old Lia Simitz pizza when the toddler took a bite too big and a piece was lodged in her throat.

08/21/2012

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