Missing Types night at Yankee Stadium
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 206 adults and 53 children following 53 local responses/events. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)
Last Week In Review
- On Sunday, the Greater New York Red Cross hosted the annual Volunteer Recognition Event, in downtown Manhattan. At this event, we recognized the contributions of our volunteer workforce and community partners as well as highlighted volunteer leaders across the region.
- Long Island Red Cross CEO Neela Mukherjee Lockel made City and State New York magazine’s Long Island Power 50 list of influencers.
- On Friday, Neela also participated in a Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program to enhance our organization’s future leadership capacity.
- For the United Way Day of Action, volunteers from The United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and Ball Corporation helped the Red Cross be more prepared for future disasters by sorting through donations, and inventorying supplies for disaster kits and emergency shelters at our Middletown warehouse.
- On Wednesday, the American Red Cross Greater New York chapter hosted over 50 representatives from dozens of organizations to participate in a Tabletop Hurricane Exercise.
- Red Cross staff attended a level 4 disaster tornado exercise at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, NY.
- Last Tuesday, the New York Yankees brought the Red Cross out onto the field of Yankee Stadium to help promote the #MissingTypes movement to raise awareness for the need for more blood donations.
- June 25-30: 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. There are also multiple other locations and time frames for each day. Schedule an appointment to donate.