|Red Crossers rushing to aid stranded ferry passengers in the frigid cold.|
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 255 adults and 118 children following 73 local disasters.
Last Week in Review
- Due to the extreme cold over the past holiday week, there was an incredible amount of fires and emergencies that the Red Cross responded to. Here are some of the highlights where Red Crossers provided hope, help and comfort to so many during what should have been a festive time.
- Jan 2: Red Cross teams have spent a good part of the day on Commonwealth Ave in the Bronx following a 7-alarm fire that forced dozens from their homes in the freezing cold.
- Dec 31: Red Crossers provided canteen support to the White Plains Fire Department as they battled a house fire on New Year’s Eve.
- Dec 30: Following the tragic Bronx fire that occurred a couple of days before, Red Crossers canvassed the neighborhood to register residents for free smoke alarm installations and helped residents unload donation from the community.
- Dec 28: Red Cross teams were on the scene after a tragic fire in the Bronx to provide comfort and emergency relief and will continue to assist affected families for days to come.
- Dec 27: Red Cross team rushed out to Brooklyn to deliver blankets, coffee and other assistance to 20+ ferry passengers returning to shore after being stuck in Jamaica Bay for hours.
- Dec 27: On a brutally cold morning, the NY Post reported on several large fires, including a 4-alarm on Knox Place in the Bronx.
- Dec 26: Red Cross team responded to a fire in Port Chester that displaced a family of two adults, two children & two family dogs
- Dec 25: Red Crossers were on the scene of a devastating fire in Chelsea and in Newburgh on Christmas.
- Dec 23: A home fire in Mamaroneck displaced an estimated twenty-five people, including nine children
- Thanks to the Harlem Globetrotters for helping us to raise funds at the Westchester County Center!
- 3 months after Hurricane Maria, FiOS1 News visited Puerto Rico with the American Red Cross to see how continued response effort.
- A Year in Review:
- Images of 2017: Part 1 and Part 2
- Blog: Preparing the Community, Responding to Local Disasters, Home Fire Campaign, Service to the Armed Forces
- In year of unprecedented disasters, New Yorkers answer call to help
- Happy holidays to our volunteers, staff, donors and supporters!