Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in red to celebrate Red Cross Giving Day
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 111 adults and 36 children following 44 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- To celebrate Red Cross Month and Red Cross Giving Day, several buildings in the NYC Skyline and other local landmarks were lit up red to celebrate our mission.
- Congratulations to our 2021 New York State Legislators of the Year who distinguished themselves through their efforts in the State Capital and their partnership with the Red Cross in their home districts.
- On Friday, for Red Cross Month, Suffolk County presented our team with a proclamation to honor all who support our mission.
- On Wednesday, we organized a Virtual Hands-Only CPR and Emergency Preparedness event full of information that may help save a life.
- Last Tuesday, Red Cross responders were on the scene assisting residents after a 4-alarm fire on 37th St in Manhattan.
- On Monday, our volunteers worked to help dozens of residents displaced by three-alarm fire in an apartment building in Brooklyn.
- 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 30: Sign up for the Disaster Health Services Information Session for Licensed Professionals, discussing this volunteer role and answering questions about the application process or position.
- Apr 7: Tune into The Pillowcase Project: Emergency Preparedness Program for Children, a free virtual emergency preparedness education class that teaches children (ages 7-12) about emergency preparedness.
- Apr 19: Register for our Heroes Run for Humanity Virtual 5k Run/Walk! We welcome you to gather your friends, family co-workers, etc. to walk or run this virtual event for a great cause.
- 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.