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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Hey Giants Fans! Prove That You Bleed BLUE At The 3rd Annual Giants Blood Drive

On Saturday, August 25th the New York Giants will be having a major blood drive at the Lexus Club at MetLife Stadium with the American Red Cross.


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With Blood Supplies At 15-Year Low, American Red Cross Appeals For Donors

The nation’s blood supply dropped to critical levels earlier this summer as storms and wildfires hampered collection efforts.


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The 5 Best Volunteer Opportunities For Kids In New York

Finding the right fit for the family can be tough, but these area organizations hit it out of the park every time.

CBS New York–07/11/2012

5-year-old Kenley and 3-year-old Kendell Francois (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Investigating Drowning Deaths Of Young Brothers In Union

The parents of two young brothers who drowned in a neighbor’s Union Township pool said their deaths were nothing more than a tragic accident.


The Red Cross responds to an apartment complex fire - East Garden City, NY - Apr 11, 2012 (credit: American Red Cross)

Tri-State Area Fires Have Red Cross Workers Working Overtime

The Red Cross volunteers who help out victims of fires have had their hands full in the Tri-State Area lately.


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Mets, American Red Cross Partner To Host Blood Drive At Citi Field

The Mets and the American Red Cross are hosting their second annual blood drive today at Citi Field. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the American Red Cross said it only takes about an hour to provide help that can save a life.


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Family Of 5 Jumps Three Stories To Escape Fire in Paterson

One of the children was caught by two firefighters waiting below. In all, seven people were displaced by the fire.


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Investigators Calling Yonkers Apartment Fire Suspicious

Flames tore through the building on Lincoln Place Monday afternoon. Smoke could be seen for miles.


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Blood Collection Workers On Strike At Red Cross In Connecticut

The American Red Cross is sending shipments of blood into Connecticut to help fill a gap left by a blood collection workers strike that began last week.


Frustrated residents of Hicksville, NY made an appearance at a news conference held by LIPA and National Grid on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Restores Power To Most On Long Island, But Over 4,000 Remain In The Dark

As of Sunday evening, LIPA estimates power has been restored for 99 percent of customers, meaning over 4,000 are still without power.