|American Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer Esme Ingledew takes notes as others clean up after a fire at the Housing Authority of Greenwich's Wilbur Peck Court apartments in Greenwich, CT. Photo: Tyler Sizemore|
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 112 adults and 45 children following 58 local disasters. Here are some highlights of responses and activities from the last week:
Last Week in Review
- On the morning of January 3, the Red Cross provided emergency housing and funds for food and clothing to 8 families displaced by a fire in Spring Valley.
- On New Year’s Day, Red Cross volunteers provided emergency assistance at the scene of a tragic 3-alarm fire on 57th Ave in Queens.
- Red Cross volunteers provided support at the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration.
- Regional CEO Josh Lockwood wished everyone a Happy New Year.
- We took a look back at some of our most iconic images from 2014.
- Following a dramatic rescue in North Amityville (Long Island), where two police officers pulled out two family members from a burning house, the Red Cross provided emergency housing to those affected.
- On December 30, the Red Cross responded to a pair of fires in Monticello: one fire left a single man homeless and the other displaced a family with two children.
- The day before, Red Cross Metro New York North volunteers in Greenwich, C.T. assisted two families who were displaced after a Christmas tree fire—a gentle reminder of the importance of fire safety during this time of year.
- We paid tribute to all the hopeful and resilient New Yorkers we helped in 2014 with this video.