Celebrating Red Cross Month with Westchester County Executive, George Latimer.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 114 adults and 55 children following 57 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- On International Women's Day, we celebrated the tremendous leadership women have brought to the Red Cross, including a fun Q and A with our Regional CEO Mary Barneby.
- Thank you to Westchester County Executive George Latimer for celebrating Red Cross Month and recognizing the humanitarian work of our volunteers across Westchester and around the country.
- Last week, we posted "Three Questions” with Red Crosser Bridgette Espinoza. Read our short interview to get to know one of our team members who helps carry out our humanitarian mission.
- On Wednesday, Red cross volunteers assisted a family displaced by a deadly fire in Gordon Heights (Long Island).
- On Tuesday, we honored one of our amazing volunteers, Dottie Brier for her nearly 30 years of service. We are very grateful to Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, for proclaiming March 6 “Dorothy Brier Appreciation Day”.
- Last week, we opened up registration for Safety Town, a one-week safety education program for children entering first grade or kindergarten, to Greenwich and Westchester parents.
- 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 24: Sign up for our Virtual Hands-Only CPR Emergency Preparedness event, this training will enable you to provide life-saving care in a range of emergencies.
- 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.