|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.
- On Saturday, Red Cross volunteers John & Margaret shared preparedness tips and home fire safety with the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.
- Congratulations to our longtime volunteer services team member Debbie Gibbons, who was honored by the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club on Thursday. Gibbons received their Beacon of Hope award.
- 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.
- Congratulations to YMCA Greenwich lifeguards Lauren Chiappetta and Thomas Massam, who received the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders on Wednesday.
- Last Monday, our Metro NY North CEO spoke with News 12 Westchester about how to stay safe in severe weather.
- 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.
- In our latest “Three Questions” blog post, Red Cross volunteer Prince Thomas shared how his work as a volunteer firefighter led him to the Red Cross.
- 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.
- May 19: Join us for a Volunteer Info Session to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can apply.
- Learn how you can become a volunteer home fire campaign team member. These individuals install smoke alarms and educate residents about fire safety.
- To find a blood drive near you click here.