|Swiss Re Employees rebuilding a Sandy damaged home in Brooklyn.|
Since October 1, the Greater New York Red Cross has responded to 127 emergencies and provided aid to 334 adults and children.
- In advance of our Red Tie Affair, Honoring our Heroes event on Oct. 23, we've been asking people to tell us about their # RedTieHeroes. Read some of their responses.
LAST WEEK IN REVIEW
|Representative Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn with GNY Director of Community Relations Alex Lutz.|
- On Oct. 15, Alex Lutz, Greater NY Red Cross senior director of community relations, met with Rep. Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn, to update her on the chapter’s continuing Superstorm Sandy recovery activities in her district.
- Via the Epoch Times on Oct. 17, Josh Lockwood, Greater NY Red Cross CEO, urged New Yorkers to take measures to prevent home fires.
- On Oct. 17, employees of Diageo and Atlantic Wines and Spirits sorted and created holiday cards for service members at Greater NY HQ. They also presented a check to CEO Josh Lockwood for Red Cross disaster services. See photos.
- Also on Oct. 17, Swiss Re employees helped the Red Cross and Resurrection Brooklyn rebuilt a Sandy damaged home in Sheepshead Bay.
- On October 18, Red Cross volunteers responded to a multi-family fire in Mount Kisco that displaced five individual men and two families, four adults and one child.
- Also on Oct. 18, Dr. David Schonfeld spoke at the Red Cross about child bereavement amid disaster.
- On Oct. 20, Visiting Nurse Service of New York hosted a workshop on coping with stress from Sandy at Rockaway Park. This was the first of a series of Disaster Distress Response Program workshops funded by Sandy donations to the American Red Cross.
- On Oct. 17, Brian Gerber, Nanci Banninger, and Tricia Zale, Metro New York volunteers, helped during a fire in Spring Valley, which displaced two families- eight adults and six children.
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