Monday, September 23, 2019

In Case You Missed It - Sept 23

Ethel Gaillard received the Pet Therapy Award at the Metro New York North Chapter
Volunteer Recognition Event (Photo: Matt LaMonica)

Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 108 adults and 35 children following 45 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review
  • Feeling proud! AM New York featured our NYC Good Samaritan Heroes who will be recognized at the upcoming American Red Cross Heroes Among US Gala, on October 16.
  • On Wednesday night, our Metro New York North Chapter held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Event at Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua. Check out some pics of the event.
  • Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner encouraged NY residents to take full advantage of the Red Cross free smoke alarm installation to protect lives #EndHomeFires.
  • Port Authority NY&NJ spent their volunteer day of service last Tuesday installing free smoke alarms and providing fire safety education with us at Co-Op City.
  • It’s been two years since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the American Red Cross continues to help those affected.
  • Our Red Cross teams aided several families displaced by a fire on Parkville Ave in Brooklyn on Monday night.
  • Earlier in the week our team member Raul Rivera-Nunez deployed to the Bahamas to support international Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. We could not be prouder!
  • We recently shared this tribute to our friend (and member of our Red Cross family) Alexis DeFreitas-Liburd, who left us earlier this month. Alexis “represented a powerful force for good in this world and exemplified how a life that touches others goes on forever.” Our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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