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3rd Senate District including Long Island Red Cross volunteer Celia Vollmer.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 100 adults and 39 children for 33 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- This past weekend marked the 2-year anniversary of the Greater New York Red Cross Podcast! If you haven’t already checked it out, we invite you to listen and subscribe.
- Senator Alexis Weik recently honored members of the Hispanic community in the 3rd Senate District who have made tremendous impacts, including our own Long Island Red Cross volunteer, Celia Vollmer!
- In our latest blog post, we wrote about how Linda and Brian McMullan canvassed neighborhoods, assessed damages, spoke to residents and connected them to assistance in the days after Hurricane Ida.
- To close out National Preparedness Month, Kelsey and the Preparedness Team helped keep us informed by sharing their top 5 resources for emergencies and disasters and Berklea explained hands-only CPR.
- For the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we continued to publish profiles of Red Crossers who responded at the time like Andrea Grimaldi-Grafer and former Greenwich Chapter Board Chair Pamela Farr.
- Bruno Costais, Ray Wark and Erin Phillips are running this year’s TCS NYC Marathon to benefit the Red Cross. Learn more about why they are running and support their efforts through their fundraising pages. If you’d like to join Team Red Cross, click here.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Oct 5: Join us for a virtual preparedness presentation—Be Red Cross Ready: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.—in partnership with Selectwoman Jill Oberlander.
- Oct 7: Join us for a special preparedness presentation: Hands-Only CPR + Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes co-hosted by NY State Assembly Member Amanda Septimo.
- Are you ready to turn your compassion into action? As a Disaster Casework volunteer, you will connect directly with people affected by disasters big and small to help take the next steps in their recovery journey. Sign up here.