Honoring notable African Americans who were essential in shaping our organization into what it is today.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 89 adults and 40 children following 35 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- This month, we are honoring notable African Americans like Vivian Hayes, who made significant contributions to our history and were essential in shaping our organization.
- On Super Bowl Sunday, we shared some tips on staying safe during the big game, and the NFL recognized healthcare heroes and our Greater NY Red Cross volunteers for their lifesaving work during the pandemic.
- On Saturday, our volunteers supported a COVID-19 vaccination center where hundreds of essential workers were vaccinated.
- Last Tuesday, as reported by QNS we helped two families displaced by a fire in a Ridgewood (Queens) building.
- Last week, prior to and during the big winter storm, we shared tips to help keep residents safe.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Youth Preparedness Volunteer, Blood Donor Ambassador. Apply today at redcross.org/volunteertoday! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Feb 18: Join us for a panel discussion on Meeting the Diverse Blood Needs of Sickle Cell Patients. Feb 18: The Pillowcase Project is a free virtual emergency preparedness education class that teaches children (ages 7-12) about emergency preparedness. Register here.
- Feb 23: Sign up for our Volunteer Information Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply today.