|Devastation left behind by the weekend tornadoes in Tennessee. (Photo: Ryan Myer)|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 99 adults and 20 children for 49 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- After dozens of tornadoes devastated communities in KY, TN, AR and IL this past weekend, the Red Cross has been working around the clock to provide relief.
- Last week, we posted the newest episode of our podcast. It focused on the 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed the small California town of Paradise and neighboring communities in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
- Prince Thomas shared why being a firefighter guided him towards the Red Cross in our latest #MyRedCrossLife post.
- Last Friday, the Red Cross assisted 2 residents displaced by a 4-alarm fire on Montague St by providing financial assistance and emergency housing. CBS NewYork, NY Post, and NY1 reported on the fire.
- Thank you to NY State Senator Joe Addabbo, for helping #EndHomeFires by installing smoke alarms in Middle Village, Queens homes last Wednesday.
- Last Tuesday, the Greater New York Red Cross Greater, along with NY State Senator Diane J. Savino, Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Councilman Joe Borelli honored local Staten Islander Michael Arvanites for saving a life earlier this year by administering CPR.
- Check out some highlights from this past year showing how your generosity has enabled our volunteers and staff to make a difference for tens of thousands of people near and far.
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.
- Dec 23: As an opportunity to give gift back this holiday season, join the Red Cross during the blood drive at the Red Cross office in Hawthorne, NY.
- 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 them take the next steps in their recovery. Sign up here.