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Long dubbed the M.A.S.H. Bash because of its military theme connected to the classic TV show, the renamed Red Cross Bash was thought to have run for the final time in 2018 after 20 years. Although it won't be quite the same, the Bash will return at 5 p.m. June 7, 2019, thanks to Mercy Flight of Western New York's decision to carry the torch. The venue will move from …

Buffalo

The developer who purchased the Clement Mansion property from the American Red Cross' Western New York chapter sold the agency's former Blood Services building to a family advocacy organization, which will use it to help children who have suffered from sexual and severe physical abuse. The sale to BestSelf Behavioral Health completes a transformation of the historic Del…

Festivals

You know it's summer when the Red Cross paints the town red. It happens every year around the beginning of June, when the white tent goes up in front of the Red Cross' Delaware Avenue headquarters, heralding the annual BASH. This year's BASH, which marks the party's 20th anniversary, takes place June 1. There will be a special guest, "M*A*S*H" star Loretta Swit. The …

Allegany County volunteers from the American Red Cross are operating a shelter at Bolivar-Richburg High School, 100 School St., Bolivar, for area residents who are affected by power outages and other winter storm related incidents. Dan Hartman, regional communications program manager for the American Red Cross, in a statement Friday, said residents are welcome to stay a…

American Red Cross volunteers will continue to operate a shelter at Winchester Elementary School, at 650 Harlem Road in Buffalo, until 9 a.m. on Sunday. Area residents affected by the recent flooding and winter storm are welcome to stay at the shelter or stop by. Volunteers are providing food, water, comfort and support. One person spent Friday night at the shelter. …

Volunteers from the American Red Cross opened Wednesday an evacuation center for residents affected by an electrical power failure in Kaisertown neighborhood. The center is located at Winchester Elementary School, 650 Harlem Road, according to Jay Bonafede, chief communications officer for the American Red Cross. In addition to respite from Wednesday's bone-chilling …

Buffalo

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra now has its new administrative home. Developer John Yurtchuk completed his $2 million purchase of the historic Clement Mansion on Delaware Avenue from the Buffalo chapter of the American Red Cross last week. The BPO will now occupy part of the 17,000-square-foot building for its offices, but will lease back the rest of the space to …

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The American Red Cross' Western New York chapter said Sunday that its volunteers responded to three separate fires in the last 24 hours, helping 15 people with emergency assistance. The fires occurred at Pheasant Run Road in Amherst, with two adults and four children impacted; Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, with one adult; and Dewitt Street in Buffalo, where eight adults an…

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The American Red Cross is deploying crisis counselors to Las Vegas in the wake of Sunday's shooting. Buffalo-area counselor Tara Hughes, a licensed clinical social worker, was readying to board a flight to Las Vegas from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Monday. Hughes – who was sent by the Red Cross to assist victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 an…