Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In Case You Missed It

Nearly 100 volunteers gathered in Riverhead to install free smoke alarms throughout Suffolk County.

Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 162 adults and 49 children following 59 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)

Last Week in Review
Upcoming Events and Activities

Monday, May 9, 2022

In Case You Missed It

Red Cross volunteers during the Sound the Alarm fire safety event in Spring Valley. (Photo: Kevin Suttlehan)

Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 225 adults and 71 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 
  • Last Wednesday, our preparedness team colleague Bridgette Espinoza talked with Telemundo 47 about how to make sure your family is prepared to evacuate or take shelter if a storm threatens your community during hurricane season. 
Upcoming Events and Activities
  • May 19: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

In Case You Missed It

The Red Cross welcoming our partners from NYC Emergency Management.

Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 165 adults and 60 children following 59 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below

Last Week in Review
  • On Sunday, the Red Cross assisted residents displaced by a five-alarm fire at Chatham & Mott Streets in Chinatown. NY Daily News and NY1 reported on the fire. 
  • For the final week of the Month of the Military Child, we featured two volunteers who give their time to help military families cope with the challenges of service by leading Resiliency Workshops at military installations all over the world. 
  • Last week, we welcomed our partners at NYC Emergency Management to the Greater NY Red Cross headquarters in Hell’s Kitchen for a visit of our facilities. 
  • Earlier in the week, we shared the story of Alexander Barrow, a recent blood donor who gave for the first time in 20 years. 
  • Red Cross volunteer Linda Latona also offered insight on her work following Hurricane Ida, home fires, and other disasters, in another “Three Questions” blog post
Upcoming Events and Activities
  • May 19: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply.