|For MLK Jr. Day, the Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide returned to Harlem to install smoke alarms.
(Photo: Lori-Ann Pizzarelli)
Last Week in Review
- Over the weekend, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide partnered to install over 300 free smoke alarms in Harlem (many of which were follow up appointments from the previous week).
- On Friday, with support from the Village of Freeport (Long Island), more than 120 free smoke alarms were also installed out in Freeport. The Long Island Red Cross and National Grid’s Power to Serve Employee Volunteers worked together to make homes safer, one smoke alarm at a time.
- The Greater New York Red Cross also had the opportunity to close out the NYSE Stock Exchange in honor of National Blood Donor month.
- Continuing our #MyRedCrossLife Instagram series, volunteer Ashley DeLuca shared how volunteering for the Red Cross made her days more meaningful and productive.
- On Thursday, we wrote a blog post highlighting a busy day for the Red Cross that saw us provide assistance following 13 local disasters.
- On Wednesday, we published an interview on our blog with a young mother of two from Long Island who recalled the help she received from Red Cross volunteers after a fire left her and her family homeless, days before Christmas.
- Jan 19, 21: Red Cross blood drive; 1 to 7pm; 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Jan 23: The Red Cross “Restoring Family Links” program and many other city agencies will be on hand at the Family Resource Day taking place at P.S. 24, 427 38th St, Brooklyn, N.Y. from 9am to 1pm, to provide many services for immigrant families.
- Jan 24: ABC7’s Bill Ritter will be hosting the station’s annual Operation 7 Save-a-Life campaign program at 7:30 pm. Tune in to see the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign featured..
- Feb 6: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to West Brighton, Staten Island next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.