Red Cross Savor the Flavor Events

The Southwestern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross invites everyone to join us once again at an exciting, fun-filled occasion where restaurants and food service businesses are invited to put their signature cuisines on display and out for the public to enjoy. This is an exciting opportunity for our local restaurateurs and caterers […]

Avoid Home Fires While Heating Homes this Winter

As winter approaches and the weather turns colder, people will be turning up their thermostats to stay warm or resorting to alternate heating methods to cut down on costs. These different methods of heating can be dangerous if not used properly and the American Red Cross urges everyone to be cautious when putting them to […]

Avoid Home Fires While Heating Homes this Winter

As winter approaches and the weather turns colder, people will be turning up their thermostats to stay warm or resorting to alternate heating methods to cut down on costs. These different methods of heating can be dangerous if not used properly and the American Red Cross urges everyone to be cautious when putting them to […]

Red Cross Receives Donation for Sandy Relief Efforts

Jamestown, NY – The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York received a donation of $550.00 from Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company recently. The funds, which were raised by the staff and company, will be used to help the relief efforts on the East Coast, which is still recovering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. “We […]

Twelve Days of Holiday Safety Tips

Having a busy time getting ready for the holidays? While you are shopping, baking, gift wrapping, decorating and going to parties, the American Red Cross has 12 Days of Holiday Safety tips to help keep the season safe, happy and bright. 1. Prepare your vehicle for traveling to grandmother’s house. Build an emergency kit and […]

Local Red Cross Chapter Responds to Help House Fire Victims in Jamestown, NY

The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to provide disaster relief following a house fire on Peterson Street in Jamestown on December 9th. DAT volunteer Pete Peterson was on scene to provide the initial disaster assistance. Housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs. The local Red […]

Stay safe this Holiday Season

December is a special time of the year. All of the lights, food, parties, gifts, and magic of the holiday season can bring a smile to faces young and old. Not every Holiday season is happy for everyone, however. During December and the holiday season, house fires are more frequent than at any other time […]

Give the Gift of Blood this Season!

The American Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood collection organization, supplying more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in our country. Our blood donors are ordinary people – high school students, factory and office workers, business executives, parents and grandparents, and people from every walk of life. But they share […]

From Chautauqua to Suffolk, the Red Cross Responds

By Bill Tucker The American Red Cross has joined with national and state partners to undertake a massive response to Hurricane Sandy, with a mission to prevent further human suffering and to alleviate any suffering that is still occurring. For the Southwestern New York Chapter this response began the Wednesday prior to the storm, when […]