|Battle of the Badges Blood Drive in Greenwich. (Photo: Kevin Suttlehan)|
Last Week in Review
- The Greenwich Time reported on the annual Greenwich Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, held on Saturday where the Metro NY North Red Cross partnered with Greenwich local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services for a little friendly competition to see which agency could donate the most blood.
- Senator Pete Harckham posted this PSA last Friday to help promote the home fire safety campaign and how the community could get free smoke alarms installed in his district.
- In our latest “Three Questions” blog post, volunteer and recent retiree Marian Ford talks about her experience providing assistance after local disasters and how she fits into the Red Cross family.
- Last Wednesday, the Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 19 families after a 3-alarm fire on Vermont Street left dozens displaced. PIX11, NY1, AMNY, News12, The Patch and The NY Times reported on the fire.
- Kelsey Weisburd shared why she went from an intern to volunteer in our latest #MyRedCrossLife post.
- Early Tuesday morning, CBS NY reported on a 4-Alarm fire on 1st Ave in Manhattan where the Red Cross assisted 7 families.
- Thank you, Senator Kevin Thomas, for helping us to #EndHomeFires last Monday, as we installed smoke alarms in homes on Long Island.
- Earlier this week, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services and leaders of the fire service throughout the county held a press conference with the Red Cross on Long Island to promote fire safety for the holidays.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Dec 15: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply.
- Dec 16: Join us for a special preparedness presentation: Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes co-hosted by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries.
- 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.