Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Oct 31

Red Cross Youth Volunteers holding a fun Zombie-theme preparedness event.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 130 adults and 45 children following 43 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events and Opportunities
  • Nov 5: #GetAlarmedNYC is in full swing and serving neighborhoods all across NYC. Volunteer to help out, or sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed in your home.
  • Nov 6: For the TCS NYC Marathon, the Greater NY Region has recruited over 150 volunteers to support the Marathon medical team as course spotters in the post-finish area. There is also a team of 12 competitors, who are fundraising and running on behalf of the Red Cross. Please cheer for #TeamRedCross!
  • Nov 7, 8, 14: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today. 
  • Nov 9: The American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders is hosting a event of cocktails and conversation about "Preparedness and Security in Today's World" for its members and guests. Special speakers include U.S. Congressman Daniel Donovan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Saritha Komatireddy and Greater NY Red Cross CEO Josh Lockwood.
  • 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 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.

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