|Local Red Cross volunteers deployed to Philadelphia as part of the larger
national response to Tropical Storm Isaias. (Photo: CJ Longo)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 24 adults and 6 children following 23 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Over the weekend, our colleagues in Iowa continue to support communities affected by the recent derecho. A derecho is a fast-moving band of thunderstorms with destructive winds, according to NOAA.
- Looking back at the last 12 months, we published three infographics highlighting the number of people we educated in emergency preparedness, the number of local disasters we responded to and how many military members and their families we supported.
- Last Wednesday, we held another great emergency preparedness info session, this time co-hosted by Senator James Sanders Jr. and Council Member Adrienne Adams.
- We published a new “Three Questions with” blog post featuring Red Cross volunteer Robert Manley In the conversation, he explains how his own personal fire led him to join the Red Cross and help others.
- Early last week, Greater NY Red Cross volunteers Maria and CJ deployed to Philadelphia as part of the larger national Red Cross response to Tropical Storm Isaias.
- We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer, Hurricane Season Reserve Corps. Apply today at www.redcross.org/volunteer! For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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- Aug 19: Be Red Cross Ready is a virtual training that teaches what you need to do to prepare, respond and recover from local emergencies and large-scale disasters in your community—co-hosted by Greenwich First Selectman, Fred Camillo.
- Aug 25: The Missing Maps project mobilizes volunteers all over the world to build maps that can be used in disaster response, public health campaigns, and other forms of humanitarian assistance. During this event, you will be helping to build a missing map for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre to assist in forecasting future disaster impacts. (For Red Cross Volunteers Only)
- Aug 27: Prepare, Respond, Recover is a free virtual training about what you and your community can do when natural and man-made disasters strike. Register for an online session here.
- Aug 27: Sheltering Volunteer Information Session covers how you can become a Sheltering Volunteer, so you can help during an active hurricane season during the COVID-19 pandemic.