|Red Crossers have been helping dozens of families displaced
by last week’s fire and subsequent building vacate in Yonkers.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 117 adults and 47 children for 38 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Our Regional CEO Mary Barneby provided an update from Yonkers, NY where the Red Cross has been helping dozens of families displaced by last week’s fire and subsequent building vacate on Glenwood Ave.
- Last week, Long Island CEO Neela Lockel spoke to 106.1 BLI and 102.3 WBAB about the work of the Red Cross on Long Island in 2020 and how the organization has had to adapt to COVID-19.
- Forbes posted an excellent article on the challenges the American Red Cross faced in collecting blood during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- ABC7 is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a week-long blood drive from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17.
- Last Tuesday, the Manhattan Times and ABC7 reported on a 4-alarm fire in Inwood that the Red Cross provided assistance to affected residents.
- Last week we posted a story about Mark Healy who turned to the Red Cross after a fire forced him from his Upper East Side home.
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.
- Sign up for an upcoming blood drive below at www.redcrossblood.org.
- Jan 12: American Red Cross in Greater New York, 520 West 49th Street
- Jan 13: Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown Street
- Jan 14: The Redwood Club, 2680 Schurz Ave.
- Jan 14: American Legion Post 347, Flint Park, 1 Locust Ave.
- Jan 15: American Red Cross, 40 Saw Mill River Road, Upper Level 3
- Jan 13: Diversity & Inclusion Session: The LGBTQ+ Community is about how our Red Cross teams can be respectful and informed when conducting outreach to the LGBTQ+ community and responding to their needs when they are affected by disasters and other emergencies. Sign up for either 12:00PM or 6:00PM. (for Red Cross Volunteers only)
- Jan 16: At this virtual Volunteer Information Session, you will learn about the history of the American Red Cross and how you can become a volunteer.