|Red Cross teams assisting in Ukraine.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 135 adults and 68 children following 52 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- As the war in Ukraine intensifies, Red Cross teams are doing what they can to help people in need. Here's a look at the ongoing international response.
- On Saturday, the Red Cross assisted 4 families following a fire in White Plains, providing comfort supplies and financial assistance for emergency housing and personal items.
- In our latest “Three Questions” blog post, volunteer Matt McLeod talks about his experience providing assistance after last month’s tragedy in the Bronx.
- Last Wednesday, Greater NY Red Cross External Relations Officer Desiree Ramos Reiner was featured on BronxnetTV discussing fire safety (en Espanol).
- Last Tuesday, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson thanked the Red Cross for assisting te 5 families displaced by a 4-alarm fire in Parkchester. The Bronx Times and News12 reported on the fire.
- March 1: March is Red Cross Month! Volunteers can sign up for upcoming Red Cross Month events here.
- March 1-3: Tune into the 2022 Co Sheltering Animal Conference to hear from a lineup of keynote speakers & panelists such as former HUD Secretary Julián Castro and our own Bronx Disaster Program Manager Roxana Petzold
- March 15: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply.
- March 23: The 2022 Heroes Among Us Gala will recognize civic leaders and heroic individuals like travel nurse DaKoyoia D. Billie and New York City Department of Sanitation employees Robert Febles and George Lesiainem who embody our humanitarian mission.
- 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 and 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.
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