|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.
- We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Visual Storyteller, Disability Integration Volunteer, Transportation Volunteer, Recruitment Support Volunteer, Home Fire Campaign Volunteer, Emergency Communication Center Dispatcher. Apply today at www.redcross.org/volunteer! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sept 25, 26: Learn about the mission and vision of the American Red Cross and the many volunteer opportunities that are available for you at an upcoming Orientation Session in Long Island, NYC and Metro NY North! Some current opportunities that will be discussed include Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Home Fire Campaign, Communications, and more. Light refreshments will be provided!
- October 16, 2019: We will celebrate the 2019 Red Cross Heroes Among Us Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, New York.