Dozens of residents forced from their homes have found refuge at a Red Cross shelter
at Mamaroneck High School. (Photo: Kevin Suttlehan)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has activated to support communities impacted by Hurricane Ida. In addition, we have continued provide providing emergency assistance to individuals affected by other local disaster responses, mostly home fires.
Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- In response to the devastating flooding brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, Red Cross teams from across the region have been working around the clock to support local communities.
- Throughout the weekend, Red Cross volunteers and partners like Mira USA and NYC CERT were distributing clean-up kits to residents affected by Hurricane Ida in Woodside, Mamaroneck and Pemberwick section of Greenwich, Conn.
- On Long Island , Red Cross teams delivered food to assisted living shelter residents temporarily displaced due to the storm.
- Since last Wednesday, many residents forced from their homes from Hurricane Ida found refuge at a Red Cross shelter at Mamaroneck High School.
- Partner Bill Cusano from Meals on Main Street by Caritas showed his support to the community members staying in our shelter in Mamaroneck by dropping off meals.
- Many Red Cross volunteers like Manuel and Bernadette continued to help families affected by Hurricane Ida at the NYC Service Centers in each borough.
- Many GNY Red Crossers have deployed to Louisiana to help with disaster relief operations as well.
- New York Stock Exchange rang the closing bell in support of the Red Cross work supporting communities affected by Hurricane Ida, western wildfires and other emergencies.
- At the start of September, we kicked off the start of National Preparedness Month by sharing this video on how to be Red Cross Ready in different languages and how you can find out which emergencies occur where you live and how you can prepare for them.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Sign up to donate blood during the 20th Anniversary 9/11 Week of Remembrance Blood Drives:
- Sept 8: Adam Clayton Powell Building, 163 W 125th Street #508, New York, NY
- Sept 8: Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY
- Sept 8: Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT
- Sept 10: The City of White Plains ,
- Sept 10: YMCA of Greenwich, 50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
- Sept 8: We’re livestreaming an online disaster preparedness seminar in partnership with NY State Senator Phil Boyle.
- Sept 10: Join the Eastern, Greater and Western New York Regions of the American Red Cross for a panel discussion “Reflections and Lessons Learned” featuring volunteers and team members who responded to the 9/11 Attacks.
- Sept 13: Free Virtual CPR & AED Training with NY State Senators Kaplan & Kaminsky.
- Sept 14: Learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply by attending our Disaster Volunteer Information Session livestream.
- Sept 15, 29: Join us for a virtual preparedness presentation--Prepare, Respond and Recover: What to do when disaster strikes—in partnership with NY State Senator Anthony Palumbo and NY State Rep. Harry Arora.
- Volunteer Services is looking for two full-time NYC Civic Corps. This is a paid, stipend opportunity ideal for a recent college grad who is mission-focused and looking to gain nonprofit volunteer management experience. Learn more and apply here.
- We’re looking for volunteers to help staff disaster shelters, with a specific need for health professionals. Apply today at redcross.org/volunteertoday! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.