American Red Cross

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

Across the country, the American Red Cross is reporting less than a three-day supply of type O blood. That is a problem, since O positive is the most transfused blood type for patient emergencies and medical treatments.

Buffalo Fire Department

Two alarms were called out to a fire that engulfed two houses on Hopkins Street near South Park Avenue on the city's south side at around 9 a.m. Monday.

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It's common when firefighters investigate the aftermath of a fire to tell reporters there was no smoke detector or the battery on the smoke detector had run down and didn't warn the residents their home was on fire. The American Red Cross is hoping its "Sound the Alarm" program reduces those incidents.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Residents in West Seneca who were evacuated due to ice jam flooding, along Buffalo Creek, were let back in to their homes, Tuesday afternoon. West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan says twelve homes, on School Street, near Union Road and Indian Church Road, were evacuated Monday night.
"We have advised all those families that have called us to call their insurance companies to make sure that their homeowners are put on notice," Meegan said.  

Avery Schneider / WBFO

Eleven Red Cross volunteers from Western and Central New York have already headed south to provide aid for Hurricane Florence victims. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

In an often angry discussion Thursday, the Buffalo Preservation Board denied a proposal to pave over much of the lawn of the historic American Red Cross mansion at Delaware Avenue and Summer Street to allow for more commercial development in the building.

American Red Cross

Summer vacation has contributed to a shortage of blood donations. The Red Cross recently reported that it is  61,000 units short of  the blood donations required nationally, prompting the organization to issue an emergency call for eligible donors.

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As Hurricane Matthew sweeps through Haiti, the regional branch of the American Red Cross is playing a role in relief efforts.

This weekend, the nation will mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The disaster has taken on different meanings for different people, but the events of that day in 2001 are particularly etched into the memories of New Yorkers.

The American Red Cross is preparing themselves for the effects of Tropical Cyclone Hermine.

The Red Cross has dispatched 11 Western New York volunteers to assist in the flood-ravaged areas of South Carolina. "We're trying to help the people who were in harm's way to have a safe place to be," said volunteer Diane Sargent.

Local Red Cross volunteers head to South Carolina

Oct 5, 2015
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Nearly a dozen volunteers from Western New York will be helping victims of South Carolina's historic flooding over the next few weeks. 

Ram Rai, Associate Professor of Physics at Buffalo State College

As Nepal continues to be dug out from the aftermath of an earthquake, some of its natives are gathering in Buffalo to help combat the devastation.

American Red Cross Volunteers are providing for the needs of five people following a number of Friday house fires.

The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross has been hard at work this week after many residents were left stranded and in need of assistance. WBFO’s Avery Schneider tells us more about what the agency has been up to…

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15 people continue to be helped by the Red Cross after fires struck four different homes across Western New York in just 24 hours.

The American Red Cross is providing support to as many as 40 families today following an early morning blaze at a multiple-unit apartment complex in Niagara Falls.

Residents of an unstable apartment building on Lincoln Place in Lockport were evacuated Friday evening.

9/11 remembrances: Flags outside American Red Cross

Sep 11, 2013
WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

September 11, 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. Here in Western New York -- several ceremonies and events were held. Outside the American Red Cross building on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo flags have been placed across the lawn. 

WNYers lap park supporting Boston marathoners

Apr 21, 2013
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Local runners are showing their support for their counterparts in Boston with Sunday's Marathon Solidarity Run at Delaware Park.