|NYC Mayor Adams spoke at the Women Who Serve America event at Central Park. (Photo: Nathalie Sayago)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 87 adults and 28 children after 35 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Throughout the week, we celebrated Veterans Day in many ways…
- Last Friday, Red Crossers marched in the Greenwich and New York City Veterans Day Parades.
- Alongside our partners, we organized the annual Women of Service for America event in Central Park on Wednesday, celebrating special honorees for their contributions to our nation and to our local communities. The event was livestreamed on Facebook. You can also find coverage on our Youtube channel and on NY1.
- We also featured some of our Red Cross colleagues who served our nation in this story.
- A group of State Farm volunteers helped the Greater NY Red Cross prep Connex boxes for disaster relief.
- Dozens of American Red Cross team members from the Greater NY area have supported the organization’s response to Hurricane Ian, including our Communications Officer Michael de Vulpillieres who wrote this story about his experience.
- On the 4-year anniversary of the 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed the small California town of Paradise, we reshared our 2-episode podcast series reflecting on this historic disaster.
- With severe weather threatening our area last week, we reminded residents to stay safe.
- Now more than ever, dedicated and passionate civic leaders are needed to serve the Red Cross. Apply to begin a full-time AmeriCorps service year with us.
- Donut wait – donate! The Red Cross is saying thanks a latte for your help: Get a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice when you come to give blood by Nov. 22. Sign up to give now & enjoy this perk: rcblood.org/3SnWCgM