|News 12 spoke with Sickle Cell Warrior Ashley Flowers about the importance of donating blood.
From January 22 to 28, the American Red Cross in Greater New York provided emergency assistance to 183 adults and 50 children following 59 local disaster responses. Here are some highlights from the past week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)Last Week in Review
- Over the weekend, NY State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz attended a blood drive in the Riverdale section of the Bronx hosted by the Red Cross Youth Club at Horace Mann High School.
- News 12 spoke with Metro NY North Red Cross CEO Stephanie Dunn Ashley and sickle cell warrior and blood donor ambassador Ashley Flowers about the importance of giving blood during the current national shortage.
- News 12 reported on how members of the Delta Sigma Theta Bronx Alumni Chapter joined up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive Friday.
- The Long Island Herald reported on how the #LIRedCross assisted residents after disasters throughout January.
- Last Thursday, our interim CEO Celena Sarillo joined our NYC Disaster Action Team members for a response shift last night.
- Last week, we shared this viral video of our Regional Disaster Program Officer, Dario Diaz, explaining why volunteers should deploy to large-scale disaster relief operations outside of Greater New York.
- Lisa Prindle, with her mom, shared how many times they’ve donated blood to encourage others to give during the current national blood shortage.
- CBS NY, News 12 and the Gothamist reported on a fire on Boynton Ave in the Bronx where the Red Cross provided 5 families with emergency housing.
- In 2024, resolve to gift your skills through pro bono work. During large disasters, the Red Cross is looking for licensed mental health professionals to support the emotional health of individuals, families, and communities. Sign up to volunteer with us!
- Feb 5-8: Mark your calendars for the upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive at West Point Military Academy.
- Feb 21: Join us for a virtual Volunteer Info Session to learn more about how you can make a difference in your community and help people when they need it the most.
- Mar 6: Join us in Manhattan as the American Red Cross recognizes civic leaders and heroic individuals who embody our humanitarian mission at the annual Red Cross Heroes Gala.