|Battle of the Badges Blood Drive in Greenwich, CT.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 179 adults and 36 children for 40 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Many thanks to the Metro NY North Disaster Action Team members that provided assistance to six displaced families after a multi-unit apartment fire in Ardsley, NY (Westchester County). News 12 Westchester shares more information in this clip.
- Last Saturday, the annual Greenwich Battle of the Badges blood drive was held, and the Greenwich Police Department took top honors with the most donations.
- Listen to Smokey Robinson, Leona Lewis, Tori Kelly and Sam Fischer, singing Burt Bacharach’s hit song “What The World Needs Now” to help shine a light and support the efforts of Red Cross volunteers through this year’s relentless hurricanes and wildfires.
- Last Thursday, we posted the latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram story on volunteer Gina Reda-Hegarty. She talks about how the Red Cross has allowed her to give back during different personal challenges.
- Our own Joe Spaccarelli appeared on the “Chaim on the Radio” show to promote fire safety during the holidays.
- Scientific American published this article on 2020 being a record year for disaster shelters.
- Thanks to Volunteer New York and lohud for sponsoring this #GivingTuesday discussion on the generosity and power of volunteering featuring our own Metro NY North CEO Stephanie Dunn Ashley (at about minute 21).
- Last Monday, we held a virtual presentation on how to prepare, respond and recover from disasters large and small in your community. The event was co-hosted by New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Service to the Armed Forces Caseworker, Blood Donor Ambassador, Pet Therapy Volunteer. Apply today at redcross.org/volunteertoday! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To find a blood drive near you click here.
- Dec 8, 10: 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.