|Red Cross Responders assisting residents after 4-Alarm fire in Brooklyn. (Photo: Jon Knox)|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance assisting 296 adults and 86 children for 44 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Congrats to our Team Red Cross Runners Erin Phillips, Bruno Costa and Ray Wark for completing the TCS New York City Marathon last Sunday. Thank you for supporting the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross!
- This weekend, we reminded everyone to TURN their clocks back and TEST their smoke alarms!
- Last Thursday, a 4-alarm fire took place in Brooklyn NY on Lenox Rd. The Red Cross assisted 41 families (31 of those families received emergency housing). Dinner was also provided.
- In our most recent “Three Questions” blog post published last week, volunteer Sergey Pigach talks about what motivated him to lend his time to the Red Cross, his experience providing relief after Hurricane Ida, and the people in need that inspire him to continue his work.
- Thanks to all the students of the Bethpage High School Red Cross Club on Long Island who were out and about at their local annual Halloween event promoting Halloween Safety, and sharing emergency Preparedness & Fire Safety information.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Nov 9: Watch the livestream of the Third Annual Women's Veterans Day Tribute Ceremony at the newly rediscovered Overseas Service League Flagstaff and Grove. The occasion will pay special homage to a few women, including women veterans and volunteers, who have served our country and our local communities.
- Nov 9: Join us for a virtual preparedness presentation, Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes, co-hosted by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.
- 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.