By Lois Kugler, American Red Cross It‘s Thanksgiving morning and Rebecca Johnson, Regional Volunteer Service Officer for the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region is “up at the crack of crazy.” She gets up before anyone else when the house is still quiet and starts her cooking by preparing the stuffing. Rebecca has... Continue Reading →


By Ryan Cuttitta, American Red Cross Home fires are the most common disaster threat faced in the U.S. Did you know, 60 percent of home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms? The American Red Cross is on a mission to help prevent tragic home fire deaths and injuries by educating families... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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