|Greenwich partners showing their support for the Home Fire Safety Campaign.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 73 adults and 17 children following 39 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Partnering with the NYC Administration of Children’s Services, last week we shared Halloween safety tips. We also re-posted this spooky story about a little ghost who haunts our chapter HQ at night.
- Last Friday, local Greenwich partners (including the Fire Department, local PD, EMS, the First Selectman and other elected officials) joined us to help spread the word about our Home Fire Safety Campaign.
- NY State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and NY State Senator James Sanders Jr. also showed their support for the Home Fire Safety Campaign via Twitter.
- Our very own Chris Higgins was featured on a National blog post about disability integration.
- In our most recent “Three Questions” blog post published last week, volunteer Mary Cueva talks about giving back to the Red Cross after receiving their help as a child in Honduras, the importance of bilingual volunteers, and her experience working in field after Hurricane Ida.
- Last week, The Talk had a segment discussing the amazing work of the American Red Cross. They also encouraged viewers to donate blood, time or money at redcross.org/CBS.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Nov 3: Join us for a Volunteer Information Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply today.
- Nov 12: Join the American Red Cross for a new International Humanitarian Law & pop culture event! From the birth of Iron Man to Captain America to the Tesseract, the American Red Cross IHL Team will transport you into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to explore some of the biggest IHL issues in Phase One of the Infinity Saga!
- 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.