Tuesday, July 4, 2023

In Case You Missed It

Volunteers running the NYC Marathon for the Red Cross!
Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross has provided emergency assistance to 496 adults and 134 children following 39 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)

Last Week in Review
  • BIG NEWS for our Greater New York Region: After three wonderful years, our regional CEO Mary Barneby has retired! We are so grateful for her leadership and Red Cross spirit. Once a Red Crosser, always a Red Crosser! We are excited to welcome Celena Roldan Sarillo as our interim CEO! 
  • On Friday, our Service to the Armed Forces Team supported our partner organization Blue Star Families, partnering with Starbucks to hold their “Family Coffee Connection.” Thank you to our furry friends Mayhem, Ivy Grace & Ted for your exceptional volunteer work! 
  • Volunteer Spotlight: NYC Marathon runner Heather runs in support of the Red Cross, “I cannot wait to see how the money I fundraise turns into shelters, hot meals, local disaster response, and many more tangible items for those in need!” Click here to learn more about Heather’s story. 
  • This Saturday, American Red Cross of Greater New York staff, volunteers, and board members were certified in CPR & AED at Pronto of Long Island
  • Regional Senior Director John Waldman visited the Bronx and our partner Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr. on Saturday. We are deeply appreciative of Assemblyman Zaccaro’s support and desire to bring our lifesaving program to his constituents. 
  • Blood Donation Spotlight: “It’s the right thing to do,” explained Cadet Jonas Ebner of the United States Military Academy at West Point, giving blood at every opportunity. 
  • Read here about the incredible work our Disaster Action Team Volunteers do every day! 

Upcoming Events and Activities
  • NYC Civic Corps is accepting applications for an open AmeriCorps position. View the position details here.
  • Become a Donor Center Phlebotomist at the Jill and John Coyle Blood Donor Center in Greenwich, Conn. Click here to apply! 
  • Join our team! We have an opening for a Donor Recruitment Account Manager for Rockland and Orange Counties. Apply here
  • Seeking a meaningful experience that'll enrich your future career prospects while serving others? Apply to our American Red Cross Civic Corps Program. Work on mission-critical projects in this 10-month national service experience in volunteer management. 
  • HOLIDAY HERO BONUS: For a limited time only, when you give blood during July 1-16, we’ll send you a $15 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice and during the specified dates in 2023, snag NEW Red Cross gifts, while supplies last! 
  • Long Island Heroes Celebration, October 26th: The American Red Cross Heroes Celebration is the signature fundraising event for the American Red Cross on Long Island, serving Nassau County and Suffolk County. Get tickets here!

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