A total of 31 Red Crossers from across the Greater New York Region convened in the early morning hours at the Red Cross offices in Hawthorne, N.Y., on Oct 7. to participate in a multi-county mass evacuation drill. Throughout the morning into early afternoon, Red Crossers simulated a response to the mass evacuation.
"This was an extraordinary exercise, one in which our volunteers and community partners worked to fine-tune their skills and be ready if our community needed them,” said Mary Young, CEO of the Metro New York North Red Cross chapter. “I am so proud of the work we do to help ensure our neighbors’ safety.”
The Red Cross thanks all volunteers who participated in our Hawthorne, N.Y., and Orange and Westchester County locations, as well as our Emergency Services partners.