|Preparedness in the Park event held at J. Hood Wright Park. (Photo: Michael Koster)|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 110 adults and 35 children following 38 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- September 11, 2001, marks one of the most devastating days in American history. Over twenty years later, many Red Cross volunteers can still recall their own 9/11 experiences as if it happened yesterday.
- Metro NY North Chapter CEO Stephanie Dunn Ashley attended the annual 9/11 memorial at Cos Cob Park as was reported by the Greenwich Time.
- Mental Health Volunteer Dr. James Halpern reflected on experience at Ground Zero with Spectrum News 1.
- We are deeply saddened by the news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has died. The Queen was a patron of the British Red Cross, and always supported the Red Cross mission and values.
- Last Saturday, we held our first all-day Preparedness in the Park for the community at J. Hood Wright Park. We had over 50 volunteers supporting several stations throughout the park. We also thank Council Member Carmen De La Rosa for taking time out of her busy day to support our event!
- Last Thursday, the Long Island Red Cross provided financial aid to a family after a fire in Amityville.
- Last Tuesday, we participated in a Hurricane Preparation Town Hall hosted by Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, NY Senator Jessica Ramos and Congresswoman Grace Meng.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Sep 21: Interested in volunteering with the Red Cross? Learn about volunteer positions with disaster preparedness, communications, volunteer services and much more at our upcoming Prospective Volunteer Information Session. Sign up and come listen, learn and ask your questions!
- Sep 22: The #RedCrossGala on Sep. 22 will recognize civic leaders and heroic individuals who embody our humanitarian mission. Purchase tickets today!
- Sep 28: Learn how to become a Disaster Action Team Responder in Westchester, Rockland County or Greenwich CT during this in-person information session.