disaster relief

Upcoming blood drives at Ithaca and Dryden Fire Depts and around town

October 5, 2017

The Ithaca Fire Department’s “Sound the Alarm” blood drive this Saturday and Dryden Fire Department's drive next Sunday are among several coming up around the area. The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to help prevent a shortage. [...]

Urgent need for blood donors thanks to Harvey and summer travel

August 30, 2017

With Labor Day weekend upon us and a potential record travel weekend beginning, as well as disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to help prevent a shortage. Several donations are scheduled in and around Ithaca over the next few weeks. [...]

Preparing for disaster: Is your home ready for the next winter storm?

November 11, 2011

Imagine we have just had a natural disaster. The particular disaster doesn't matter, but here in 14850, it's likely to be a blizzard or ice storm. Trees are down everywhere, the power is out, roads are closed or impassable, and you're essentially stuck in your house or as far as you're able to walk on foot. [...]