Monday, May 7, 2018

In Case You Missed It - May 7

"Today is extra special to me because 8 years ago my mother and I lost our
home to a home fire right here in Mt. Vernon, NY." -Greg Itis on Instagram
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided services to 2098 adults and 597 children following 50 disasters/events. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review 
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:
  • May 8, 11, 14: 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.
  • May 11, 12: Major “Sound the Alarm” fire safety smoke alarm installation events are coming to Long Island and Brooklyn on May 11 and 12 and we need your help to install free smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods and to educate families on preparing for fires. Sign up by calling 877-733-2767 or by visiting for NYC and for Long Island. 
  • May 10: We invite you to the "Women Who Lead" luncheon panel where you'll get to meet the staff and volunteers of the Red Cross and hear from influential women who are changemakers in their field. For more information on the panelists and to purchase tickets, click here
  • May 17: The American Red Cross Young Patrons are hosting an “Evening Under the Stars,” a summer rooftop networking soiree. You can find out more and buy tickets here.

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