Friday, January 10, 2014

NYDIS Presents Red Cross with Partner of Year Award

Pictured L-R: Ron Drews, executive director, Lutheran Social Services and president, NYDIS Board of Directors; Josh Lockwood, CEO, Red Cross Greater New York Region; Jessica Pavone, senior director, Red Cross Long Term Recovery New York State; and Rev. Ruth Yoder Wenger, executive vice president, Mennonite Disaster Service.
On Thursday, Jan. 9, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) held its Annual Meeting and 2013 Partnership Awards. Dozens of non-profit and faith-based organizations, including the American Red Cross, received awards. The Red Cross Greater New York Region was honored as the NYDIS Partner of the Year and also recognized for being a donor to the Superstorm Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable.

“The Red Cross is proud to stand with such a great group of organizations that have worked tirelessly to help people affected by Sandy,” said Josh Lockwood, CEO, Red Cross Greater New York Region. “By working together, we are able to help people recover in many different ways.”

This summer, the Red Cross awarded a nearly $3 million grant to NYDIS to support long-term recovery services for people affected by Sandy. The Unmet Needs Roundtable program is an established long-term recovery resource that customizes assistance for eligible Sandy clients in need.

Founded in response to 9/11, NYDIS is a faith-based federation of more than 80 service providers and charitable organizations that collaborate to provide disaster readiness, response and recovery services to New York City.

For more photos from the event, please visit the Red Cross Greater New York Region Facebook page. 

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