|Our Red Cross teams, including our Long Island CEO Neela Lockel distributed care packages and boxes of fresh fruit for hospital workers as part of the NYC Healthcare Heroes Initiative.|
Last Week In Review
- On Sunday, our volunteers delivered 24 cleanup kits to 60 families on E 86th Street & Ave M in Canarsie, Brooklyn who were impacted by a sewage flooding incident.
- Brad Keiserman, Vice President for Disaster Operations and Logistics at the American Red Cross, spoke on Facebook Live about preparing for a disaster during a pandemic.
- Late last week and into the weekend, we shared lots of safety resources in advance of Tropical Storm Fay.
- We posted this blog story on how to get your kids prepared for hurricane season, with great tips and insight from two Red Cross preparedness experts.
- Last week, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages teamed up with the Red Cross to co-host special emergency preparedness presentations for their constituents.
- Our Long Island Disaster Action Team volunteers helped three families affected by a fire on Hawthorne Street in Uniondale.
- Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Red Cross teams, including our Long Island CEO Neela Mukherjee Locke worked to distribute care packages and boxes of fresh fruit for hospital workers at Elmhurst Hospital and at Queens Hospital Medical Center as part of the NYC Healthcare Heroes Initiative.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- To find a blood drive near you click here.
- July 15: Even War Has Rules is a dynamic discussion of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and how it governs armed conflict. Topics include the sources of law and rules that apply to armed conflicts, the fundamental principles of IHL that guide the development of these rules, and how IHL protects people and places during armed conflicts. Register for an online session here.
- July 15, 22, 29: Pillowcase Project is a virtual online program that teaches children how to prepare for emergencies. Register for an online session here.
- July 14, 20, 21, 23, 28: Prepare, Respond, Recover is a free virtual online training about what you and your community can do when natural and man-made disasters strike. Register for an online session here.