Whether around the world, across the nation or down the street, the outstanding work of the American Red Cross has touched the lives of people. Compassion and generosity have allowed the staff and volunteers of the organization to provide relief to people with food, shelter and comfort during these times of serious emergencies in their lives. Nowhere is this work more compelling than in the North Country. In our community around the corner, next door or right at home, the vital mission of the American Red Cross is the human response to the needs of our friends, families and neighbors during emergencies. When the fires, floods, winter storms and other natural disasters occur. It is your American Red Cross that is there offering resources and assistance to our neighbors. Your local Red Cross is dedicated to helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster and other emergencies in so many ways. Do you have connections to the American Red Cross? You just might. Consider the following: Have you or someone you know been helped by CPR, first aid or some other life saving techniques? Do you or your children know how to swim because of American Red Cross lessons? Has the American Red Cross helped your family during military service? Have you found yourself or your family better prepared for emergencies because of American Red Cross tips and tools? Has babysitter training benefited the lives of your loved ones or neighbors? The American Red Cross in this community is your source of safety before, during and after some of lifes most critical situations. For more information about how to support and become involved with the Red Cross, give us a call. The Red Cross Corner is a column provided by the North Country chapter of the American Red Cross. For more information about Red Cross services, contact their office at 13 Guy Way, Plattsburgh or call them at 561-7280.