|Red Crossers supporting emergency personnel at Times Square during New Year's Eve ball drop.|
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 146 adults and 48 children following 53 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review
- Red Cross volunteers were in Times Square during the New Year’s Eve ball drop to support emergency personnel.
- Right before Christmas, FOX5NY, NY1 and CBS NY reported on how the Red Cross helped residents in Far Rockaway and Howard Beach after a major storm flooded homes.
- Disaster Program Manager Roxana Petzold spoke with Governor Kathy Hochul at a Reception Center stood up by NYC Emergency Management and American Red Cross in Greater New York to assist residents in the Rockaways impacted by the storm.
- Ahead of the storm, we shared many safety tips including information to help after flooding, frost bite, high winds and home heating.
- The Staten Island Advance and PIX11 reported that the Red Cross provided assistance to 13 residents after a tragic fire on Staten Island.
- Members of our Metro NY North Chapter Board were very excited to have Santa join them for the delivery of holiday cards to all of the 575 first responders who keep the Town of Greenwich safe 24/7/365.
- NYC Council Member Mercedes Narcisse showed her support for our fire safety program by recording this PSA for her constituents.
- As we closed out 2022, we continued looking back at our work this past year, including the Women of Service for America event, and marching in local Veterans Day Parades.
- Our Communications Officer Michael de Vulpillieres recently chatted with Bonxnet about the work of the American Red Cross here in Greater NY and around the country.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- Jan 10: Join us for a FREE information session to learn how you can uncover your Inner Hero by joining our volunteer team. Multiple opportunities, one lifesaving mission!
- What’s one goal you’d like to achieve this year? How about giving a few hours of your time to help people in your community by volunteering with us! Learn more on how to get started and about our most needed volunteer positions: visit www.redcross.org/gnyvolunteer. #ResolveToVolunteer
- For more than 50 years, each U.S. president has proclaimed January as #NationalBloodDonorMonth. Thanks to those who roll up their sleeves and help save lives! Help start the year off strong and make an appointment to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross: rcblood.org/appt