|Greenwich Chapter of the National League of Young Men Carwash to help American Red Cross Hurricane Ida relief|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 149 adults and 40 children after 39 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Our colleagues at the Western NY Red Cross have been aiding those affected by the massive snowstorm in and around Buffalo by opening shelters for displaced residents and stranded drivers.
- As the weather gets colder, we shared tips about space heater safety, candle safety, as well as what to do if stranded in a snow storm.
- The Mayor of New Rochelle, Noam Bramson, recorded a PSA supporting our “Sound the Alarm” program to get free smoke alarms installed in high-risk neighborhoods.
- A big THANK YOU to the Greenwich Chapter of the National League of Young Men who recently held a carwash to support the Red Cross response to Hurricane Ida and raised $4,500!
- Council Member Ari Kagan attended a recent Red Cross presentation hosted by JASA Seniors on storm and hurricane preparedness.
- The Red Cross assisted 7 families displaced by a fire on Bryant Avenue in the Bronx by providing emergency housing and financial assistance.
- Dec 3: The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is a friendly competition to see which Greenwich emergency response organization can collect the most blood. Event runs from 8am to 1pm at the Greenwich Public Safety Complex.
- Dec 9: The American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter invites you to participate in a holiday season Veterans Clothing Drive.
- 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.