Sunday, December 20, 2015

Best of 2015: Red Cross NY's 6 Most Read Blog Posts of the Year

From science fiction Sharknados to real-life heroes, the Greater New York Red Cross has captured many stories in 2015. As this year comes to a close, we remember some of the happy, funny, heroic, inspiring and informative moments we shared in 2015 by counting down our most read blog posts of the year.

#6: Moving Forward in Carrefour-Feuilles, Haiti (August 2015)
As part of a trip to Haiti earlier this year, our own Michael de Vulpillieres toured Carrefour-Feuilles, one of the communities in Port-au-Prince most affected by the 2010 quake. Last July, de Vulpillieres shared his account of that visit and of the impact of American Red Cross-funded programs in Haiti.

#5: Honoring our Heroes: Blake Farber (October 2015)
See how Blake Farber took action last March after the East Village building explosion, and became a real-life hero. In October, we recognized him at our annual Honoring Our Heroes gala.

#4. Best (and Safest) in Show (February 2015)
February's annual Westminster Kennel Club show reminded us that preparing for disasters is important for your entire family, especially for our pets who can’t prepare for themselves. P.S. This winter don't forget to plan for your pets too!

#3. 13 Things You Did Not Know About the Red Cross in NYC and Beyond (May 2015)
From Ghostbusters to the Titanic to blackouts, this post might teach you a few things about the Red Cross.

#2. Lessons Learned: 6 Steps You Can Take to Prepare For and Survive Sharknado 3 (June 2015)
In preparation for the release of the third installment of this SciFi blockbuster this past June, we asked the important question, "how does one prepare for a Sharknado?"

#1. Remembering 9/11 - The First Few Hours of the Red Cross Response (September 2015)
We looked back at the early hours of the Red Cross response that continued for years after and involved more than 57,000 volunteers and employees from across the country.

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