Monday, October 19, 2015

In Case You Missed It - Oct 19

The FDNY Disaster Assistance Relief Team in South Carolina with Red Cross helping out after flooding.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 81 adults and 35 children following 43 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review
NY Shakes Exercise

Upcoming Events and Opportunities
  • Win a Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit by taking the online emergency preparedness training. You’ll be automatically entered to win. This contest is open to residents of New York City, Long Island, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester Counties. Four winners will be chosen each month (notified via email).
  • Oct 19, 21, 22: Red Cross blood drives; 1 to 7pm; 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • Oct 21: For Red Cross volunteers, sign up for one of our Home Fire Safety Academy Level I training. We’ll cover the basics of fire safety education and each of the technician roles needed for our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. This is the best way to get prepared for our October 24th Installation Event. Check out the training calendar and register here!
  • Oct 29: Calling all interested lawyers, journalists, law students and professionals in international relations: the Greater New York Red Cross will host “Humanity in War” an international humanitarian law workshop where you can familiarize yourself with the laws that govern modern combat, and the role humanitarian groups like ‪the ‬Red Cross play in war zones.‬

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