Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 118 adults and 44 children following 52 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).
Last Week in Review
- Last Friday, the Greater New York Red Cross rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange to help raise awareness for our lifesaving mission! Afterwards, they spoke with Red Cross leadership about our mission.
- We also shared an amazing story by TribLIVE.com about a WWII Veteran who survived the mysterious sinking of the USS Turner and was later assisted at a Red Cross center in New York.
- On Wednesday, the Suffolk County Police Department’s Third Precinct Explorers received first aid and CPR training from Long Island Red Cross volunteer Celia Vollmer.
- For our latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram post, Home Fire Preparedness Campaign volunteer Lori-Ann Pizzarelli explained how volunteering has brought her family closer together.
- On Tuesday, Lohud.com reported that the Metro NY North Red Cross assisted 12 White Plains families displaced by a fire.
- On Tuesday, we published a blog post by Red Cross volunteer Stan Frank recounting his visit to the One World Observatory in support of our mission.
- On Monday, Red Cross volunteer Christophe Lobry-Boulanger taught the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross to a highly attentive Long Island audience.
- Throughout the week, GNY Red Crosser Daniel Delgado shared photos from his spiritual care deployment to Georgia.
- How were Frederick Douglass and other prominent African Americans connected to the Red Cross? In honor of Black History Month, this blog post examines African American leadership in the Red Cross.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Feb 7, 8, 10, 13: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Feb 8: Want to become a part of the Red Cross Movement and help change the world one community at a time? Register to attend our volunteer orientation and learn about the many ways you can impact your community and make new friends by volunteering with the American Red Cross.
- Through 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!