|Volunteer training on Saturday, Sept. 27.|
During the last week, the Greater New York Red Cross
responded to 28 disasters, distributed 18 Comfort Kits and provided aid
to 101 people in the area. Check for other highlights below:
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW
|200 Girl Scouts participated in preparedness training on Sept. 20. |
- The Secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, Conrad Sauvé, visited the Greater New York (GNY) Headquarters on Monday, Sept 22. to meet with Josh Lockwood.
- Also on Sept. 22, Kathleen Weis, CEO of the Red Cross Capital Region in Sacramento, talked about her chapter’s responses to recent wildfires. She noted that since July 1, there has been only one 18-hour period in which the chapter didn’t have at least one shelter open in the region.
- Sept. 23 brought some tips and information to our website on how to prepare for and respond to a hurricane.
- Also on Sept. 23, The Red Cross announced the opening of an Ebola Treatment center to fight the virus in Sierra Leone.
- We partnered with Girl Scouts on Sept. 20 for “First Aid and Wellness Day,” in which 200 young girls participated in emergency preparedness training.
- We shared the story of Joshua Barajas, a lifeguard hero, on Sept. 24.
- On Sept. 26 we also launched some tips on how to get ready for any type of emergency. Click here to learn more.
- Our two sister institutions, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are represented as delegates on the General Assembly’s debate session which started this week, on Sept. 24.
- For the last Friday of National Preparedness Month, Arturo Guzman shared some tips on how to put together a preparedness kit.
- In honor of long-term donors and supporters, the American Red Cross Legacy Society in Greater New York held its annual luncheon at regional headquarters on September 17. Click here to read more about it.
- The New York Chapter of the American Red Cross responded and provided emergency services during a fire in St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan, on September 27.
- The American Red Cross at Greater New York held a disaster drill on Sunday, to assist survivors of mock Hurricane Helena on September 28.
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