Wednesday, March 22, 2023

In Case You Missed It

Red Crossers across the region celebrated St. Patrick's Day Day by marching in parades. (Photo: Celia Vollmer)
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 205 adults and 59 children following 56 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)

Last Week in Review
Upcoming Events and Activities
  • Mar 20-23: Join us at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Eisenhower Hall to donate blood. Visit and enter sponsor code: WestPoint or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.
  • Mar 22: To celebrate Red Cross Month and Red Cross Giving Day, buildings and monuments across New York light up RED to recognize all of you who make our mission possible. Join us for a group photo at the Oculus at 7:10 p.m. (Active volunteers can confirm attendance here)
  • Mar 22: Will you be joining us on Red Cross Giving Day — March 22? Your help is needed to provide the resources people need to get back on their feet after a devastating natural disaster. Mark your calendars to provide hope when #HelpCantWait.
  • Mar 22: Our colleagues at the IFRC have co-organized a virtual event as part of the 2023 UN Water Conference: An end to Day Zero: Sustainable and universal water in urban settlements.
  • Mar 25: In partnership with the Brentwood Public Library, the American Red Cross on Long Island will host Prepare Brentwood, a day-long community event featuring safety courses, family readiness training, service opportunities, refreshments, prizes, and more! Prepare Brentwood is free to the public and open to residents of all ages.
  • Mar 30: Join the Regional Preparedness Department at the Fire Department Training Center in Fort Totten, Queens for a fabulous Preparedness BBQ! (must be a registered Red Cross volunteer to sign up)

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