|Red Crossers at the scene of bomb explosion in Chelsea providing support to first responders and local residents.|
Last Week in Review
- After the explosion on West 23rd Street in Chelsea, the Red Cross provided support to first responders as well as meals to the residents of Sellis Manor, an assisted-living center for the blind located near the disaster site. Senator Brad Hoylman showed support for the Red Cross with this tweet. PIX11 News also highlighted the work of Red Cross volunteers.
- On Saturday night, the Port Washington Yacht Club hosted a fundraiser for the Long Island Red Cross.
- On Saturday, Nancy and Rick Stein served as Red Cross Ambassadors at the Chappaqua Community Day.
- Throughout the week, Greater NY volunteers like Doreen Brienza continued to help in Louisiana following historic flooding. Doreen shared these wonderful “thank you” notes from the residents of Louisiana.
- On Tuesday, President and CEO of BBDO and Board Chair of the Greater New York Red Cross John “Ozzy” Osborn was honored by the Police Athletic League of New York.
- Earlier in the week Look to the Stars highlighted the role Red Cross volunteers played in movie “Sully”.
- Sep 19, 21, 27: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Sep 22: Seats are filled for “Born on the Battlefield” and registration is closed. This class is an introduction to the Geneva Conventions and how the International Committee of the Red Cross has historically played a role in war zones.
- Sep 24: #GetAlarmedNYC is coming to East Village. Volunteer to help out, or sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed in your home.