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Last Week in Review
- On Sunday, the Red Cross assisted three families following a fire in Yonkers.
- Last week, many volunteers continued to deploy from the Greater New York region around the nation. This included Vito L. Reciniello who helped those affected by Hurricanes Laura and Marco in Texas, Cedric Davoren aided families in Portland and Ronnie Rigos supported Wildfire relief operations in Northern California.
- On Thursday, we had two consecutive presentations on how to prepare, respond and recover from local emergencies: one with Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and the other with Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.
- On Throwback Thursday we shared our Top 10 Emergency Preparedness Tips from 2009 for National Preparedness Month.
- Last week we took a look at lifelong Red Cross volunteer Carletha Woodley-Alves who is currently deployed in Portland providing relief and compassion to evacuees placed in hotels.
- On Wednesday, A&E and Live Rescue inspired viewers to donate to the Red Cross in order to help those affected by the wildfires. Thank you, A&E, for spreading our message!
- Many joined us for an in-store fundraising event on Wednesday where we partnered with Veronica Beard at their new Greenwich location.
- 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 29: We have a Sheltering Volunteer Information Session so you can help those in need. Due to predictions for an active hurricane season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike.
- Sept 29: 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. (Red Cross Volunteers Only)
- Sept 30: 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.
- Oct 1, 5, 6, 7: The Pillowcase Project is a free virtual emergency preparedness education class that teaches children (ages 7-12) about emergency preparedness. Register for an online session here.