|Board member Heather Goodchild training on NextGen Emergency Response Vehicles. (Photo: Vivian Moy)|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 99 adults and 31 children following 46 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Last Friday, the Red Cross assisted 2 families displaced by a fire in Yonkers NY. Volunteers provided emergency funds, comfort kits, and other assistance to residents.
- With freezing temperatures and a massive winter storm, we shared these winter safety tips to help people prepare and stay safe.
- Last Thursday, Greater NY Red Cross Board Member Heather Goodchild honed her NextGen Emergency Response Vehicle skills with training from the amazing (volunteer) Richard Sanford.
- Last Thursday, News 12 reported that the Red Cross assisted residents displaced by a fire in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
- Last week, we shared posts by our Metro New York North CEO Stephanie Dunn Ashley, as well as the story of Red Cross volunteer Erica McKenna, about the importance of donating during the ongoing national blood crisis. Learn more about how you can donate.
- Last Tuesday, NY City Council Members Ari Kagan and Linda Lee thanked the Red Cross for assisting families impacted by fires in Brooklyn and Queens.
- Nurses and other health professionals are needed to support our lifesaving mission. Become a Red Cross volunteer today and join our Disaster Health Services team. RED CROSS BLOOD CRISIS: Amid all the other strains on healthcare providers, a Red Cross blood shortage is forcing doctors to make tough decisions about who receives blood transfusions & who must wait until more blood is available. You can help! Find a Red Cross blood drive near you by visiting rcblood.org/donate. For blood drives in NYC and Long Island, visit aabb.org.