How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

By: Carolyn Shefcyk, American Red Cross Summer is here! Now is the time for relaxing out on the porch, smelling the sizzle of barbecue on the grill, and listening to the waves rolling along the beach. Unfortunately, with summer comes the Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane season technically starts in spring, spanning from June 1 all the way to November 30, long... Continue Reading →

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A Dramatic Escape

A Dramatic Escape By Jonathan Sandstrom Milca Pinero of New Britain was involved in a home fire in February 2017, consuming a large portion of the building and her third-floor apartment. Had it not been for a helpful New Britain police officer, some neighbors, and American Red Cross volunteers, she may not have survived. She,... Continue Reading →

By Sue Toomey, American Red Cross The American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters each year, the majority of which are home fires.  In 2014, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in an effort to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the United States.  As part of the program, the Red... Continue Reading →

By: Keith Waterhouse, American Red Cross As a life-long volunteer, Laurie Briggs personifies the meaning of giving. Whether she’s cooking meals for the homeless, coordinating a local sock drive, or responding to a fire in her role as a  Red Cross volunteer, it’s to help others in need.  Laurie’s passion for volunteering was passed down... Continue Reading →

By Jonathan Sandstrom, American Red Cross Mark Rozelle of Easton, Connecticut, began volunteering with the American Red Cross in the Bridgeport office back in 2009. He was an executive in the corporate world, but his company was bought out and his job eliminated. Reflecting back, “It was scary at first, but in hindsight it turned... Continue Reading →

By Aunshuman Apte, American Red Cross For Milford residents Joyce Milne and Lucian Terranova, the year 2017 has a special significance. This year, the American Red Cross is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Milford, Connecticut chapter and, as long-time Red Cross volunteers, both are proud to be part of its legacy. The Milford Chapter... Continue Reading →

The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO and the Junior Fire Marshal® program to receive award at annual Red Cross Ball on March 25, 2017 We are excited to announce we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal® program by honoring The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO, Christopher J. Swift and the national program with... Continue Reading →

By: Stefanie Arcangelo, American Red Cross   March comes in like a lion as the saying goes and that is certainly true for the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region of the American Red Cross! March kicks off Red Cross Month and also a flurry of events and activities across Connecticut and Rhode Island. March has... Continue Reading →

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