Monday, February 4, 2013

Stay in Contact With the Red Cross



The American Red Cross would like to remind the residents of Southwestern New York of the many ways to stay in contact with the Red Cross. Not only are there three offices in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties; the Red Cross has a great online presence as well.

“Like” us on Facebook by searching   “American Red Cross of Southwestern NY;”  you can get updates on what the Red Cross is doing in Southwestern NY  in disaster, health and services, blood drives,  services to the Armed Forces, fundraisers, and community events.  If you prefer “Twitter”, follow our handle @ARC_SWNY. We give updates as well –in 140 characters or less!

For those who are not quite into the whole social media thing we have a great website- www.redcross.org/swny. It will give you links to safety tips about weather related emergencies to the flu, to terrorism. Our website will also provide you with the local connection to news and events happening right here in Southwestern New York. You can find information about great events like Savor the Flavor and what our local volunteers are doing throughout the country.

Another great website is our blog- http://swnyredcross.blogspot.com/ . Our blog is a great resource for anything Red Cross in Southwestern NY. It has links to national Red Cross webpages, our Facebook page, Twitter handle, E-Newsletters, Family Disaster Plan Template, and other great information. Our blog is updated with what is going on within Southwestern NY and often is updated quicker than the webpage.
Offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are available by phone. You can visit your local Red Cross at 325 East 4th Street, Jamestown or call 716-664-5115, in Olean at 452 North Barry Street or call 716-372-5800, or in Wellsville at 112 North Main Street or call 585-593-1531. The American Red Cross of Southwestern NY is a United Way Agency. 

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