|Students fitted for free bicycle helmets as part of our Safety Town program in Greenwich, CT.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 112 adults and 40 children for 44 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below.)
Last Week in Review
Last Week in Review
- On June 12, we joined the Friends of Crown Heights to help stock and ship emergency care packages to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean nation recently impacted by volcanic eruptions.
- We held a virtual Hands-Only CPR training on Thursday hosted by New York State Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez.
- On June 9, we joined police, firefighters and EMS in Greenwich, Connecticut to educate young kids on health, wellness and preparedness as part of our Safety Town initiative. We also distributed free bike helmets to participating students.
- We held an online presentation on how to prepare, respond and recover from local emergencies and large-scale disasters, co-hosted by Senator Alexis Weik, on Tuesday, June 8.
- Also on Tuesday, we came to the aid of Orangeburg flood victims, providing emergency funds, referrals and comfort kits. Our Casework Team will be following up for further assist as needed. Additionally, we responded to a fire in White Plains that day by providing financial assistance and emotional support.
- 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 17: Our Regional CEO Mary Barneby will join State Assemblyman Kenny Burgos for a virtual presentation on disaster recovery.
- June 14 to June 30: We partnered with Amazon to encourage New Yorkers to donate blood and save lives. Those who donate will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Type O blood is especially needed!