LI Red Cross CEO Neela Lockel with award winners and volunteers at the LI Volunteer Recognition Event
(Photo: Lori Ann Pizzarelli)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 303 adults and 62 children following 49 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).
Last Week in Review
- Last week, our heroic Red Cross staff member Debbie Hayden rushed to provide hands only CPR to an unconscious US service member who had collapsed on the LIRR and after many tense minutes she was able to save his life!
- Thank you to everyone that came to the 2018 LI Red Cross Volunteer Recognition Event and congrats to all of our award recipients and volunteers! You can check out the photos from the event on our Flickr album.
- The American Red Cross Annual Home Fire Preparedness BBQ took place on Saturday at the FDNY Academy on Randall’s Island where FDNY gave tours and rescue presentations to our volunteers.
- Our interns celebrated National Intern Day by taking CPR and First Aid classes at our Regional HQ.
- Greater NY Red Cross CEO Josh Lockwood shadowed some of the Red Cross caseworkers who help survivors plan their next steps after a disaster.
- PSEG Long Island is an amazing corporate partner for our Sound the Alarm events, check out their latest video promoting the initiative.
- Take a look at the latest My Red Cross Life post on our Instagram and see why Catherine da Silva is motivated to volunteer with us!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- July 30, 31 & August 1, 3, 6: 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 and other locations. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Nov 4: The American Red Cross Greater New York Region is proud to Run for the Red in November at the TCS New York City Marathon. Come be a part of Team Red Cross and sign up by Thursday, September 13! Space is limited, so secure your spot today! For more information, contact Bob Estremera at NYCmarathon@redcross.org or 212-875-2091.