|Red Cross flag raised at Greenwich Town Hall.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 178 adults and 63 children following 48 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Celebrating Red Cross Month
- Last week, NY State Gov. Kathy Hochul proclaimed March as Red Cross Month and recognized Red Cross volunteers.
- Rockland County Executive Ed Day also issed a Red Cross Month proclamation in recognition of all those who support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
- Greenwich First Selectman and Metro NY North Red Cross board member Fred Camillo raised the Red Cross flag at Greenwich Town Hall.
- Westchester County Executive George Latimer honored the Metro NY North Red Cross with a proclamation presentation for Red Cross Month.
- Last Saturday, volunteers from the Red Cross on Long Island helped install smoke alarms in local communities, including in Valley Stream and Selden.
- We shared the story of Steven Garmon, a long-time blood donor who recently doubled down on his commitment to help others. Learn more about how you can donate.
- The Red Cross and the Suffolk Couty PD (SCPD) delivered four brand new car seats (donated by the SCPD) to families who lost their belongings to recent fires.
- Last Wednesday, News 12 reported that the Red Cross assisted residents displaced by a 2-alarm fire on 13th Street in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
- In our latest #MyRedCrossLife post, volunteer Berklea Going discussed her theater background and her work with the Red Cross.
- Last Tuesday in honor of International Women’s Day, we shared these two fun Q and A’s featuring our regional CEO Mary Barneby and Metro NY North CEO Stephanie Dunn Ashley.
- Show your Red Cross spirit this March by sharing a selfie either at home or outside for a chance to win a prize. Make sure you wear a 'touch of red' and tag @redcrossny.
- March 15: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply.
- March 19: Join us for Born on the Battlefield to learn about the rules of war, the genesis of Humanitarian Law, and the Geneva Conventions.
- March 23: The 2022 Heroes Among Us Gala will recognize civic leaders and heroic individuals like travel nurse DaKoyoia D. Billie, humanitarian Denise Littlefield Sobel and New York City Department of Sanitation employees Robert Febles and George Lesiainem. They all embody our humanitarian mission.
- March 23, 26, 26: Join us for Even War Has Rules a session about global issues and International Humanitarian Law.