|Red Cross responding to a 5-alarm fire in Yonkers, NY|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 178 adults and 71 children following 54 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, NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and NYC Councilmember Kevin C Riley worked together to install free smoke alarms and help local families create escape plans.
- The American Red Cross in New York State honored six legislative leaders for their partnership, humanitarian spirit and service to their community.
- We shared the story of Susan Spiegler, a long-time blood donor who recently doubled down on her commitment to help others. Learn more about how you can donate.
- In our latest “Three Questions” blog post, longtime Red Crosser Mitchell Ostrover shared why he wanted to become a volunteer after 9/11.
- Last week, we announced the completion of the third season of our podcast: Disasters Untold. Listen to the trailer here.
- On Monday, the Red Cross assisted residents following a 5-alarm fire in Boerum Hill (Brooklyn). Patch and the Brooklyn Eagle reported on the fire.
- On Monday, the Metro NY North Red Cross opened a reception center following a 5-alarm fire on Caryl Ave in Yonkers and helped 59 adults and 26 kids.
- 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 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.
- March 23, 26, 26: Join us for Even War Has Rules a presentation about global issues and International Humanitarian Law.