|Vivian Moy and Joe Spaccarelli hand over the final care package as part of the |
Healthcare Heroes Initiative. (Photo by Kevin Suttlehan)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 47 adults and 14 children following 40 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week In Review
- The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help if a hurricane does hit New York.
- Red Cross named Mary J. Barneby as Regional CEO for the Greater New York region.
- We welcomed First Selectman Fred Camillo to our MNYN Board.
- Last week, we began winding down from the Healthcare Heroes Initiative by distributing fruit boxes and care packages at the NY Presbyterian Queens Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical Center. On Friday, Vivian Moy and Joe Spaccarelli handed over their final care package at the NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Check out more photos of the final day here.
- Our thoughts are with Puerto Rico; we are grateful for the 85 Red Cross volunteers who completed damage assessments after Tropical Storm Isaias.
- Red Cross volunteers helped three families affected by a fire on Blydenburg Ave in Smithtown.
- As part of our #MyRedCrossLife Instagram series, we featured Diana Kiel, who is located in Scarsdale, NY.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- We are seeking up to 1000 new volunteers to be part of our Hurricane Season Reserve Corps, a new team of individuals at the ready to support affected communities in the event of a major storm here in Greater NY.
- We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer, Hurricane Season Reserve Corps. Apply today at www.redcross.org/volunteer! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To find a blood drive near you click here.
- August 4, 27: Sheltering Volunteer Information Session covers how you can become a Sheltering Volunteer, so you can help during an active hurricane season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.