|Red Cross Volunteer Medical Spotters before the NYC Marathon. (Photo: Thuan Nguyen)|
Last Week in Review
- For those who haven’t done so yet, don't forget to turn your clocks back for Daylight Savings. While you’re at it, use this as an opportunity to test your smoke alarms as well! Check out the Red Cross feature on the Weather Channel that emphasizes on the importance of properly working smoke alarms.
- Congratulations to #TeamRedCross who crossed the finish line on Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon! Be sure to check out what our runners Amy, Alex, Alexis, Nick and Baret had to say about what inspires them to run prior to the marathon.
- A massive shout out and thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who served as medical spotters during the TCS New York City Marathon. Their dedicated time and efforts helped assist with coordinating medical activities and safety precautions that helped for a smooth, safe and enjoyable race for all participants.
- A two-alarm blaze in Larchmont, NY left over 12 families homeless in the early hours of Sunday morning. Red Cross responders were one of the first on site and provided displaced residents with shelter, clothes and other immediate needs. Luckily no one was seriously injured.
- Endless thanks to Stuyvesant High School and Hunter College Red Cross clubs for sending volunteers who took part in an exciting #GetAlarmedNYC free smoke alarm program in Brooklyn. You can find out about upcoming #GetAlarmedNYC programs in our ‘Upcoming Events and Opportunities’.
- On Thursday, our very own Elizabeth Barker represented the Red Cross at the “Women in the War Room” event hosted by Women in Disaster Recovery Network.
- On Wednesday, the GNY Red Cross and FDNY celebrated the 1 year anniversary of #GetAlarmedNYC. This program has ensured home fire safety for thousands of residents and children across the Greater New York region. What a fantastic year it's been!
- Congratulations are in order to all Greater New York chapters who won this year's NE Division Home Fire Campaign Award. Lots of amazing work has been done and there are tons of great opportunities to come!
- Over the past week, the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project safety trained over 350 students in a workshop recently held at the Hemlock Park Elementary School. Numerous thanks to everyone involved and the staff of Hemlock Park who partnered with the Pillowcase Project to protect the children in Brentwood, Long Island.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Nov 8, 14, 18: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Nov 10: Interested in a leadership position at #RedCross? Apply now to be a Youth Services Manager, an exciting opportunity that helps your community!
- Nov 11: Keep an eye out for Greater New York Red Cross volunteers and staff who will be marching in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade.
- Nov 12: The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will be out in force throughout Long Island in North Babylon, Wyandanch and Deer. Volunteer to help out, or sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed in your home.
- Nov 19: Supporting Volunteer and Managing Teams Workshop at the Metro NY Chapter. If you are a supporting volunteer or team manager, please take advantage of this engaging course. You can sign up and learn more about SVMT here.
- Nov 20: Looking for an exciting challenge? Join the Volunteer Services team as a full-time AmeriCorps member in NYC & LI. Put your idealism into action by helping to recruit and engage volunteers!