Tuesday, November 7, 2023

In Case You Missed It

Disaster Action Team volunteers on call in Westchester (Photo: Kevin Suttlehan)

Over the last seven days, the Red Cross in Greater New York has provided emergency assistance to 143 adults and 40 children following 40 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)

Last Week in Review
Upcoming Events and Activities
  • Nov 8: Ahead of Veterans Day, a group of extraordinary women who serve our country and our local communities will be honored at an annual tribute ceremony at the Overseas Service League Flagstaff and Women Veterans Memorial Grove in Central Park. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook.
  • Nov 11: The Idea Kitchen is hosting a blood drive in Larchmont, NY. Schedule an appointment here.
  • Dec 2 (Rescheduled): At Prepare the Town: Mount Vernon, the American Red Cross and the City of Mount Vernon want to help prepare you and your community for emergencies, including home fires. Join us for free giveaways, demonstrations, veterans' resources, and other safety activities!
  • Dec 2: Red Cross Board Member in MNYN and Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey is challenging the community to schedule 100 new appointments to donate blood in honor of his 100th blood donation, hosting a Battle of the Badges Blood Drive in Greenwich, Conn. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: GREENPOLICE or schedule a BloodLink appointment at another time using this link.

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