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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.

06/29/2012

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.

04/16/2012

Blood Drive At Citi Field (Credit: CBS 2)

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.

04/14/2012

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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.

03/24/2012

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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.

01/31/2012

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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.

11/10/2011

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.

09/04/2011

A downed tree is seen after Irene - Upper Brookville, NY - Sep 2, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Downed Trees Still Problematic In NYC, L.I. Days After Irene

Trees that came down on Long Island as a result of Hurricane Irene have been cut up and pushed to the side of the road for crews pick up but that doesn’t seem to be the case in many areas.

09/02/2011

Midtown At Midnight, 8-28-11 (credit: Mark Rodriguez/CBS 2)

Hurricane Irene Lashes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Hurricane Irene is thundering up the east coast, lashing the tri-state with high winds and torrential rain and leaving millions without power.

08/28/2011

Red Cross workers (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Red Cross Workers Authorize Strike

Larry Dorman, a spokesman for the AFSCME Local 3145, would not release the vote totals but said a “clear margin” was in favor of authorizing a strike. He said Red Cross workers in other states also will be taking strike authorization votes this week.

08/14/2011

The site of an apartment fire - Glen Cove, NY - May 20, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

11 People Hospitalized After Apartment Fire In Glen Cove

At least five volunteer fire departments helped douse the flames of a fire that broke out in an apartment on Glen Street around 12:25 a.m.

05/20/2011

Local residents walk past debris, including an overturned fishing boat, in the town of Minamisanriku. (YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Help The Quake & Tsunami Victims In Japan

To find out how you can help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan call 311 or go to the 311 website. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is also collecting funds. You […]

03/12/2011

In this photo released by Nexco East Japan, a worker inspects a caved-in section of the Joban Motorway near Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Japan slammed its eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Nexco East Japan via kyodo News)

Expert: In Case Of Massive Tsunami Long Island Would Be Doomed

As the horror of the historic Japan earthquake and devastating tsunami is broadcast across our television screens, anxious homeowners who live in local coastal communities are asking: could it happen here?

03/11/2011

Red Cross Treadmill 10K

WCBS 880 spoke to Nathan Rudy about the Red Cross Treadmill 10K fundraiser going on this week.

01/23/2011

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