|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
- On Saturday, approximately 100 Red Cross employees and volunteers turned out for our Sound the Alarm fire safety event in Spring Valley, NY where we installed 100s of free smoke alarms across the community. Check out more photos here and here.
- In honor of National Nurse's Week, we shared the stories of volunteers Sally Nielsen, Neale Sanchez, and Margaret Sukhram who all support our Health Services team.
- Last February, Lou Cousens turned to the Red Cross after a massive fire destroyed his New Rochelle home. Learn more about how Red Cross volunteers, including caseworker Felicia Fried, came to his aid when he needed it most.
- 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.
- For the month of May, as part of AAPI Heritage Month, we will be sharing stories about the contributions of our Asian American Pacific Islander employees and volunteers.
- Last Monday, PIX11 reported that the Red Cross assisted residents displaced by a fire in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
- 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.