|Last week, we brought together partners from across Long Island and NY state to discuss emergency preparedness.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 84 adults and 14 children following 36 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Our Metro NY North Headquarters is undergoing a transformation! Thanks to Greenwich Time for joining us on a tour of the building to see the progress of our new blood donor center and other renovated spaces.
- The Red Cross assisted families following an apartment fire on Elliot Pl in the Bronx, providing financial assistance, emergency housing and comfort items.
- Last Wednesday, CBS New York reported that the Red Cross helped two tenants from two households who were displaced after the facade of a Brooklyn building collapsed, deeming it unsafe.
- Last Tuesday, the first day of hurricane season, Red Cross and Long Island partners came together in Mineola to discuss family preparedness and organization readiness. CBS New York and Newsday covered the event and reported on our need for more volunteers.
- June 1-7th was CPR and AED awareness week highlighting the importance of these lifesaving skills. Red Cross offers classes to those interested in learning how to perform CPR, use AEDs correctly and administer First Aid.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Preparedness Team members, Disaster Action Team members and Disaster Workforce Engagement members. Apply today at redcross.org/volunteertoday! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 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.