|Frances Reed Elliott Davis whose passion for nursing and helping communities |
led her to become the first African-American nurse at the Red Cross.
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 135 adults and 44 children following 41 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Last week, the Red Cross announced a partnership that will bring multpile preparedness programs to the Bronx.
- On Wednesday, the Red Cross provided support to two adults following a fire in Pleasantville, NY. Volunteers provided emergency funds, comfort kits, and other assistance to residents.
- For Black History Month, the Red Cross is honoring the remarkable lives of African American leaders like Frances Reed Elliott Davis.
- Last week, the Long Island Red Cross announced the addition of eight new members to its Board of Directors.
- ABC7 recently aired their "Operation 7: Save a Life" safety special which featured two segments about the Red Cross. Click here to watch the entire program. Red Cross segments begin at the 13:45 mark.
- Feb 23: Join us for a Home Fire and Disaster Action Team Volunteer Information Session.
- Learn how you can become a volunteer home fire campaign team member. Install smoke alarms, educate residents, and much more.
- 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.