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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 girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

Long Island officials urge preparedness for upcoming hurricane season (credit: Mona Rivera)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

A new survey shows that even in the wake of Sandy and Irene most coastal residents maintain a false sense of security and aren’t taking proper action to prepare for hurricanes, said John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island.

05/31/2013

Josh Lockwood of the Red Cross of Greater New York announces a grant for the Brooklyn Community Foundation, May 29, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS880)

Red Cross Defends Sandy Spending, Noting Long-Term Needs

Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.

05/29/2013

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 Sandy Donations Remain Unspent; Jersey Shore Residents Frustrated

While President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.

05/28/2013

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

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Bombings: Important Information

Authorities in Boston have issued some important information following the bombings Monday that left at least three people dead and 144 injured at the Boston Marathon.

04/15/2013

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Fmr. Red Cross Financial Director Sent To Jail For Stealing From Organization

A former Red Cross financial director was sentenced in Suffolk County court Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the charity.

02/27/2013

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

Staten Island Flag

New Year Brings Hope To Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island

For those devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the new year brings new hope of better days to come – and also an emphasis on helping others in need.

01/01/2013

Young Judaea Volunteers On Staten Island On Christmas (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Volunteers Spread Holiday Cheer In Areas Still Reeling From Sandy

In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.

12/25/2012

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Cause Of 3-Alarm Union City Blaze Under Investigation

Firefighters are still on the scene of a huge 3-alarm blaze that ripped through a New Jersey apartment building Monday afternoon.

12/04/2012

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

A fire burns on Bramhall Avenue in Jersey City on Nov. 5, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Large Fire Engulfs Apartment Buildings In Jersey City, 1 Dead

Residents said the blaze started just moments after power was restored. 50 people are now homeless because of the fire.

11/05/2012

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