|Hunter College Red Cross Club Volunteers installing smoke alarms in Hastings-on-Hudson. (Photo: Carolyn Sherwin)
Last Week in Review
- On Sunday, our very own Daniel Delgado was deployed to Georgia to provide emotional and spiritual care support to residents affected by the recent tornados that tore through communities in the South, joining fellow Red Crossers from across the country.
- “A big group of Red Cross volunteers made a lot of people a lot safer Saturday, installing nearly 300 smoke alarms at the River Edge Apartments in Hastings-on-Hudson as part of the Red Cross's national Home Fire Campaign,” according to the Rivertowns Patch.
- On Friday, Greater NY Red Cross Board Chair John Osborn and CEO Josh Lockwood went on a disaster ride-along with volunteers to assist displaced Bronx families with food, blankets, shelter and a few stuffed animals for the kids.
- On Thursday, Red Cross Club students from Hunter College and other volunteers visited senior communities in Stony Brook to install free smoke alarms.
- Also on Thursday, Red Cross volunteers Madeline Liongsong and Lisa Cooper represented the Metro NY North Red Cross at Greenwich High School’s “Be Safe Day.”
- On Tuesday, Red Cross Young Patrons participated in the Missing Maps Project during which they mapped 3,329 buildings in Malawi, putting 17,195 people on the map!
- In the middle of the night, Long Island Red Cross volunteers were at the scene of a fire in Centerport providing support and assistance to displaced residents.
- On Monday, CBS News reported on the current (and urgent) need to give blood. The piece was shot at a recent blood drive at our Manhattan HQ.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Jan 31, Feb 7, 8: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Feb 4: #GetAlarmedNYC is coming to Sugar Hill and Harlem to help make the community safer one home at a time. Volunteer to help out.
- Feb 6: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Class is a free workshop that explores the history of the Global Red Cross Network, from the founding of the ICRC in 1863 to the establishment of the IFRC to the 1919 to the creation of National Societies present in 190 countries today. Register today!
- Feb 10: We are thrilled to announce that from now through Feb 10, One World Observatory will support American Red Cross donating $5 for each Standard Admission Ticket and $10 for each Priority Access Ticket sold via this special link. We hope to see you there!