|Businesses and apartments destroyed after a 6-alarm fire in Richmond Hill, Queens.|
(Photo: Jenna DeAngelis)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 152 adults and 45 children for 43 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Volunteer Zsuzanna Pote shared with us what her first experience with our Disaster Action Team was like and how she progressed into the role in our latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram post.
- Following a home fire home on Long Island on Thursday, the Red Cross provided emergency housing and financial assistance to three families as was reported by ABC7 News.
- NY1 and CBS NY reported that after a 6-alarm fire in Queens ripped through multiple buildings, the Red Cross provided emergency housing and support to 7 families.
- We held two lively virtual presentations on how to prepare, respond and recover from local emergencies and large-scale disasters. The first was co-hosted by NY State Senator Simcha Felder and BPJCC CEO Avi Greeenstein. The second one was co-hosted by NY State Senator John C. Liu, NYC Council Member Paul A. Vallone & NY State Assembly Member Ed Braunstein.
- We voted for our amazing team member Maria Anguiano to be recognized as the Univision Angel del 41 of the year.
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 16: At this virtual Volunteer Information Session, you will learn about the brief history of the American Red Cross and how you can become a volunteer.