|Don and Ida Hahn receiving Congeniality Award at West Point Volunteer Recognition Event.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 77 adults and 16 children following 35 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- On Memorial Day, we remembered the men and women of the U.S. military who have given their lives to serve and protect our country.
- Earlier in the week, Long Island Red Cross volunteers placed flags on the headstones at Calverton National Cemetery to honor their sacrifice.
- Last Thursday, Red Cross assisted several Queens residents displaced by a fire on 101st Ave.
- The West Point Volunteer Recognition Event held on May 25th was a huge success with over 40 volunteers in attendance. Special recognition was given to Don and Ida Hahn (the Congeniality Award), Joe Collery (Volunteer of the Year Award) and Kathy Schuck (the Service Beyond Self Award).
- For Military Appreciation Month, we reshared a recent podcast episode about how Katherine Jones, Asia-Pacific Division Manager for the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Program, supports military men and women at Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, Japan.
- James and Kimberly Van Der Beek know the importance of blood donations firsthand. Kimberly experienced two pregnancy losses, and each time blood transfusions helped save her life.
- June 7, 14: PARENTS IN GREENWICH AND WESTCHESTER: Registration is open for Safety Town! Join us virtually for a comprehensive one-week safety education program offered every summer by the American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter. Under guidance of classroom teachers and with the help of representatives from the police, fire, EMS departments and other community helpers, children learn safety tips in a virtual classroom setting and are fitted with their own bike safety helmet that they keep. Sessions available the week of June 7th and June 14th. All sessions will be on Zoom. Registration is OPEN. Scholarships available. Visit http://Safetytown.givesmart.com to register today!
- 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.
- June 10: Virtually learning Hands-Only CPR can help gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event and knowing First Aid, CPR and how to use an AED will enable you to provide life-saving care in a range of emergencies. Co-hosted by Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez.