|Governor Hochul congratulates Red Cross Volunteer Dottie Brier at the |
Third Annual Women's Veterans Day Tribute Ceremony. (Photo: Joe Chang)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 141 adults and 72 children following 35 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
Last Week in Review
- Long Island Red Cross volunteers and employees installed more than 200 free smoke alarms over the weekend in homes from Glen Cove to the Hamptons.
- News 12 reported on a fire in Yonkers that destroyed two buildings, leaving approximately 40 people homeless. The Metro NY North Red Cross was immediately on scene and later opened a reception center for displaced families. 11 families were provided emergency assistance.
- Thank you to US Congressman Adriano Espaillat for helping #endhomefires by installing fire alarms in his district last Friday. NY1 covered the event.
- On Thursday, our volunteers commemorated #VeteransDay by marching in the NYC Veterans Day Parade!
- We also honored our veterans for their tremendous service and sacrifice to our country and shared profiles of Red Cross team members who are retired military veterans.
- Last Tuesday, the American Red Cross participated in the Third Annual Women's Veterans Day Tribute Ceremony. The event paid homage to outstanding women who have served our country and our local communities, including our very own Dottie Brier. CBS2 covered the event.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Nov 15: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply today.
- The American Red Cross has issued a call for blood. We are experiencing a critical need for blood donors to help us save lives. Find a blood drive near you today.
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