Monday, July 29, 2019

In Case You Missed It - July 29

GNY Red Cross volunteers opened two emergency shelters
in Southeast Brooklyn and Jamaica St in Queens (Photo: Ronnie Rigos).
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 150 adults and 51 children following 48 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review
  • Last Friday, ABC7 reported a fire on Ogden Ave in the Bronx where the Red Cross assisted 18 people with emergency housing.
  • Check out our "Three Questions" interview with two of our interns about their experience installing smoke alarms and educating residents about fire safety in Co-op City in the Bronx. #EndHomeFires
  • Senator John C. Liu and Councilman Barry Grodenchik stopped by on Thursday to observe and address attendees who came out to the Emergency Preparedness Training we conducted as part of our partnership with JASA at one of their centers in Queens Village. 
  • On Thursday, Mastercard employees participated in a Red Cross Disaster Response training. #BePrepared. 
  • As a Red Cross Disaster Responder, Ashira Konigsburg is one of the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency, soon after First Responders. Read about her experience in our Instagram series #MyRedCrossLife. 
  • On Monday, we opened two emergency shelters to assist those without power in Southeast Brooklyn and Jamaica St in Queens.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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