|Red Cross volunteers raising funds for disaster relief with the Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden.|
Last Week in Review
- Our incredible Metro New York North volunteers gave up their holiday weekend to bring hope, comfort and compassion to a devastated Newburgh community that lost two lives to a fire. Volunteers canvassed the affected neighborhood, educated families on fire safety and installed free smoke alarms.
- Last Friday and Saturday, Red Cross Volunteers and the Globetrotters helped raise funds to help victims of fires and countless disasters at Madison Square Garden. Thank you to the Harlem Globetrotters for making the Red Cross it’s #OfficialCharity!
- After last weeks’ Hamilton Heights fire, volunteers were able to reunite a cat lost in the fire with its loving owners! This could not have happened without the NY Animal Care Centers!
- Gracious volunteers participated in the Feed the Need South Shore 7th Annual Thanksgiving in Ross Parkon Thursday! Our Long Island volunteers were serving dinner, distributing coats, gloves, scarfs and sweatshirts!
- A huge thank you to all the blood donors who participated in Wednesdays Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn Express Hauppauge!
- In the spirit of the holiday season, we are sharing tips on driving, preparing and power outages. Don’t forget to download the Red Cross Emergency App As well!
- ABC News reported that the Red Cross continues to assist 56 families from the 6-alarm fire in Hamilton Heights.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- For Red Cross Volunteers Only: Red Cross support for the hurricane evacuee service center in East Harlem continues and we need your help. Click here to sign up for available shifts in Volunteer Connection!
- Nov 28, Dec 1, 2, 5: Red Cross blood drives will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Greater NY Red Cross building located at 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Nov 28: The holiday season is a time for family and festivities. It’s also a time to be reminded of those who are less fortunate and in need of a helping hand. This year, on #GivingTuesday, you can give a unique and meaningful gift to help the people we meet every 8 minutes who have been devastated by disaster.#GiveWithMeaning
- Dec 2, 17: Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. fire safety event will be in Brooklyn on Dec 2 and 17 from 10 am to 1 pm. To schedule a free smoke alarm installation and/or to volunteer to help make your community safer, please visit redcross.org/nycfiresafety.
- Dec 13: Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. fire safety event will be in Brentwood on Dec 13 installing free smoke alarms from 10 am to 1 pm. To schedule a free smoke alarm installation and/or to volunteer to help make your community safer, please visit redcross.org/lifiresafety.