|Red Cross Volunteers and FDNY installing free smoke alarms in Queens.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 121 adults and 25 children following 51 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- On Saturday, we celebrated World Red Cross Red Crescent Day!
- Red Cross volunteers, partnering with FDNY, “sounded the alarm” to home fire risks by installing free smoke alarms in Queens.
- On Thursday, News 12 reported the Long Island Red Cross assisted multiple families following a terrible house fire on Rockland Ave in Westbury.
- On Wednesday, Congressman Jamaal Bowman co-hosted our latest virtual presentation on how to prepare, respond and recover from local emergencies and large-scale disasters in the community.
- PIX11 reported on how the Red Cross assisted several families following a fatal fire on Park Avenue in the Concourse Village section of the Bronx.
- Earlier in the week, the National Red Cross featured our very own (and beloved) disaster mental health volunteer Dottie Brier in this post.
- Greenwich Patch.com spoke with Metro New York North Chapter CEO Stephanie Dunn Ashley to help promote fire safety as part of the Sound the Alarm initiative.
- Recently, our volunteer team Bob, Daphne, Sue, Betsy, and Ross, helped welcome blood donors who rolled up their sleeves to donate 49 units of blood at the Greenwich Country Day School.
- 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.
- Jun 8: Sign up for our virtual event--Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes and Hands Only CPR--a free training, co-hosted by Senator Alexis Weik, on what you and your community can do when an emergency occurs.