|Red Cross volunteer honored at West Point for outstanding community service.|
Last Week in Review
- Metro NY North volunteer Pam Stockton was honored for her exceptional community service by the Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point.
- During the Super Bowl, Budweiser aired a special commercial featuring the employees of Anheuser-Busch (partners of the Red Cross) and how they manufactured millions of cans of water used for disaster relief in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and California. USA Today gave an inside look into the making of the commercial and recording artist Skylar Grey, whose rendition of “Stand By Me” is the soundtrack to the commercial, is donating 25% of the proceeds from domestic digital downloads and streams of the song to the Red Cross.
- Prior to the Super Bowl, the Red Cross offered these tailgating safety tips.
- On Friday, the Long Island Red Cross was out in Hempstead helping 12 residents displaced by a fire. We provided resources, case management, compassion and hope.
- Thursday was a great day collecting life-saving blood at YMCA of Greenwich, where we exceeded our goal.
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh thanked us for our donations of mops and brooms to their ReStore.
- On Wednesday, ABC7NY reported that the Red Cross assisted 13 families from a 4-alarm fire in the Bronx on an cold night.
- On Tuesday, staff members of the Greater NY Red Cross were up in Albany talking to legislators about the important work of the Red Cross.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- If you’re a mission-focused undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then apply to our Red Cross Program—a rare opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2x9lnqV
- Feb 6, 9, 12: 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.
- Feb 10: Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. fire prevention event will be in Manhattan. To schedule a future free smoke alarm installation and/or to volunteer to help make your community safer, please visit soundthealarm.org/nyc.