Amazing Red Cross volunteers helping at COVID vaccine sites.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 64 adults and 22 children following 45 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- During Black History Month, we shared videos honoring the incredible lives of African American leaders in the Red Cross such as Gwen T. Jackson and Henry Ossawa Tanner.
- On Sunday, our Red Cross volunteers helped at two COVID vaccine sites at Suffolk Community Colleges in Riverhead and Selden.
- On Friday, our volunteers helped 10 people displaced by a boiler explosion in Long Island.
- Last Wednesday, we shared Gilbert’s story on how his newly installed smoke alarms saved his family from a home fire.
- Listen to Mark Healy’s own words about a fire that forced him from his Manhattan home and the assistance he received from the Red Cross.
- In late February, 25 new volunteers graduated from our Disaster Action Team Academy. Congrats and thank you for helping New Yorkers affected by disasters.
- Last week we posted this story about two Yonkers residents who turned to the Red Cross for support after a fire.
- We are actively recruiting for licensed mental health professionals to engage with individuals and families in an attempt to mitigate the pain and suffering after disasters. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mar 1: March is Red Cross Month! Learn more about our month-long celebration and ways to participate.
- Apr 22: Join us for The American Red Cross Heroes for Humanity event to recognize civic leaders and heroic individuals who embody our humanitarian mission.