Last Week in Review
|The Red Cross Red Team before the TCS New York City Marathon|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 119 adults and 32 children for 51 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
- On Sunday, our Red Cross Red Team ran in the TCS New York City Marathon, and the day before, the team enjoyed a lunch with our board to support their efforts.
- As reported by the New York Times, around 40 people were injured in a high-rise fire in Midtown, Manhattan and those who are displaced received help from the Red Cross.
- We reminded everyone for Daylight Saving Time to “turn and test” your smoke alarms in addition to enjoying an extra hour of sleep.
- With the New York City Fire department and partnership with Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda, the Red Cross will install free smoke detectors in area homes, as well as providing fire safety education.
- The Red Cross presented Council Member Mercedes Narcisse with a Red Cross materials display for her constituents.
- The team of all female team of Tiffany, Whitney, and Dianne installed free smoke alarms in Queens.
- 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.
- Nov 9: A Living Tribute Celebrating Women Who Serve America will be livestreamed on Facebook at 11am to honor women of service.
- The Red Cross needs your help to prevent the blood supply from dropping further this fall! Platelet donors and type O blood donors are especially needed. In thanks, get a $10 e-gift card to a merchant you choose when you come to give by 11/22. Sign up at rcblood.org/3SnWCgM.