May 3, 2014. Mayflower, Arkansas. Red Cross Emergency Aid Stations were set up throughout the effected area to provide support to residents. Volunteers and workers were available to provide mental health and medical support to residents.  Those affected by the storm were also able to pick up cleaning supplies including cleanup kits, rakes, shovels, gloves, garbage bags, tarps as well as snacks. Red Cross Mental Health Services volunteer Judy Boore speaks with Mayflower resident William Hollingshead. Photo Credit: Jason Colston / American Red Cross


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March 28, 2015. Endicott, New York. Five teams of Red Cross volunteers with the Southern Tier Chapter partnered with Broome County Community Emergency Response Team to sponsor a Home Preparedness Day on Saturday, March 28th. They canvassed a 15-block area in the Village of Endicott, NY, where they inspected existing and installed new smoke alarms. They also provided home safety education. Seven-year-old Ciara Colley with the family's Home Fire Escape Plan after Red Cross Volunteers partnering with members of the Broome County Community Emergency Response Team conducted a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in the Village of Endicott. Photo by Chuck Haupt /American Red Cross

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September 4, 2011. Schenectady, New York. Red Cross and AmeriCorps volunteers Mario Jickar and Shannen Collins help load cambros with food provided by a Southern Baptist kitchen in Schenectady, New York. Photo by Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross


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