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A fire tore through several buildings in Newark on Nov. 15, 2014. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Fire Rips Through Newark Homes, Leaves Dozens Homeless

Fire crews evacuated an entire block of Lafayette Street, forcing more than 30 residents out of their homes.

11/16/2014

A crack prompted officials to evacuate this apartment building in Midwood, Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Building Remains Under Partial Evacuation Order After Crack Found On Facade

About 20 to 30 people remain homeless after a large crack in the facade of a Brooklyn apartment building prompted an evacuation on Monday.

08/05/2014

FILE -- 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

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Red Cross: Adults And Kids Can Benefit From Swimming Lessons

If you are planning on spending time in the water over the summer you will definitely want to know how to get out of the water alive.

05/26/2014

Charity experts say for-profit businesses are putting "donation" bins next to actual donation bins and the clothes they collect are not being given to those in need.(Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘Donation’ Bins May Be Deceiving Those Trying To Give Back

Charity experts say for-profit businesses are putting “donation” bins next to actual donation bins and the clothes they collect are not being given to those in need.

05/02/2014

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

Red Cross Volunteers Help Rebuild Homes Still Damaged From Sandy

More than 70 volunteers worked on homes on Long Island, Brookyn, Queens and Staten Island Saturday still damaged from the storm more than a year later.

03/29/2014

Aisha Wyatts (R), applies for assistance at an American Red Cross disaster relief center at 125th St. and 3rd Avenue a day after an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Cross Helping Residents Displaced By East Harlem Blast

The MTA provided buses throughout the night to take people from a Red Cross center to a shelter at the Salvation Army.

03/13/2014

Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Video Roundup: Fatal Building Explosion Rocks East Harlem

The explosion was heard as far as 40 blocks away from the scene. Thick black smoke has been billowing out of the explosion site for hours.

03/12/2014

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Residents Displaced After Flames Rip Through Bronx Homes

The fire devoured an entire section of one home and completely gutted another as firefighters fought to put out hot spots.

03/09/2014

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New York Area’s Brutal Winter May Be Behind Drop In Blood Donations

Red Cross spokesperson Maureen Wellman said that all types of blood are needed especially O-Negative and O-Positive.

02/15/2014

Firefighters on the scene at what was a 6-alarm fire in Union City, Jan. 24, 2014 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Stubborn Blaze Displaces Dozens In Union City

Approximately 60 residents, some wearing nothing more than robes and pajamas, were evacuated to a school that the Red Cross set up as a temporary shelter.

01/24/2014

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Officials Urging Residents To Be Safe, Prepared As Winter Storm Hits

As much as a foot of snow is forecast to fall in some areas overnight Thursday into Friday and temperatures are expected to plummet.

01/02/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Musician Ace Frehley performs at the 6th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Report: Home Owned By Former KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Goes Up In Flames

A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames.

12/14/2013

Firefighters work to contain a fast-moving fire in Union Township on Saturday night. (Credit CBS 2)

Fire Rips Through Union Township Apartment Complex

Residents were evacuated on Saturday night as a fast-moving fire ripped through an apartment complex in Union Township, N.J.

11/23/2013

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

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