|Greater NY Red Crossers like Lenia Kiki deployed to Louisiana for Hurricane Laura relief.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 77 adults and 20 children following 40 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Last night, Red Cross helped nearly two dozen residents displaced by a fire in Port Chester as was reported by lohud.com. Thanks to all our volunteers who supported this response.
- Last Friday, we posted photos from Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura provided by our Greater NY colleague, Lenia Kiki, who is doing disaster assessment.
- Over the weekend, nearly 1,000 volunteers from across the country worked to provide comfort and care, both on the ground and virtually, to those affected by Hurricane Laura.
- Lenia Kiki and Doug McNally spoke to News12 Long Island about their deployments to the Gulf supporting the Red Cross response to Hurricane Laura.
- On Thursday, we live-streamed our Prepare, Respond, Recover emergency preparedness presentation for the first time! It was co-hosted by Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda. Sign-up below for future classes.
- Earlier in the week, our volunteers helped several families displaced by a multiple-alarm fire on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.
- A Missing Maps event was held to help the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre forecast the impact of future disasters.
- Last Monday, volunteers from across the region (some from as far as Long Island) rolled up their sleeves to help Feeding Westchester load pallets of fresh produce to feed the hungry throughout the county.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Sept 1, 10, 16: 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.
- Sept 16: Sheltering Volunteer Information Session covers how you can become a Sheltering Volunteer. The course allows attendees to help during an active hurricane season during the COVID-19 pandemic.