|Sound the Alarm on Long Island. (Photo: Lori-Ann Pizzarelli)|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 259 adults and 96 children following 66 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
Last Week in Review
- For her birthday, Nancy and her husband Rick volunteered at the New Castle Community Day 2022 in Chappaqua on Saturday!
- Long Island Red Cross Volunteers installed free smoke alarms in Long Beach, Baldwin, Elmont and Franklin Square!
- Last Thursday, the Greater New York Region held an in-person tabletop exercise to continually train and prepare workforce to meet mission critical functions in various disaster response operations.
- We also participated in the City’s Pets and Service Animals Fair as part of National Preparedness Month.
- Preparations for this week’s Long Island Gala are underway!
- News 12 Long Island reported on fire in North Amityville where the Red Cross assisted the family with financial aid and recovery support.
- News 12 Bronx reported on the major fire on Davidson Street where the Red Cross has provided immediate assistance and emergency housing to 30 families, including 99 total individuals.
- Last Tuesday, ABC7 News reported the Red Cross provided 10 families with financial aid, emergency housing and food after a 4-alarm fire on Halsey St in Brooklyn.
- 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.
- Make a Difference and Fall into Service this Season. Volunteer Today as a Mass Care Team Member with the American Red Cross. During large disasters, you can support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided, driver’s license preferred. Sign up today.
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