Monday, August 26, 2019

In Case You Missed It - Aug 26, 2019

Solferino, Italy (Photo: Barry Ritter)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 97 adults and 30 children following 33 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review
  • On Sunday, Red Cross volunteers provided assistance to 5 families impacted by a fire on Heltman Dr in Spring Valley.
  • This past June, several Red Crossers from Greater NY attended a huge gathering of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers in Solferino, Italy, the birthplace of the Red Cross. Learn more about this inspiring trip.
  • NYC Council Member Mark Levine and NYC State Senator Robert Jackson went out to install free smoke alarms last Thursday to help #EndHomeFires in their districts.
  • Volunteer Mia Hubbert stars in our Instagram series #MyRedCrossLife, sharing about a very emotional experience she had after a home fire.
  • JASA senior agency highlighted their preparedness partnership with the our Red Cross family on Tuesday to help us provide preparedness training and supplies to NY seniors.
  • We celebrated #WorldHumanitarianDay last Monday by honoring women humanitarians who support their communities in the U.S and around the globe.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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