Monday, February 23, 2015

In Case You Missed It - Feb 23

Long Island Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer Larry Kasten comforts
Hempstead resident at shelter after 5-alarm fire. (Photo: Lisa Weatherbee)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 203 adults and 88 children following 91 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of some upcoming events.

Last Week in Review 


Upcoming Events
  • Feb. 25 & 27: Red Cross blood drive; 1 to 7pm; 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Click here to register.
  • Feb. 25: Thank you event for LI Red Cross partner Rallye Motors.
  • Feb. 28: Disaster mental-health volunteers from across the region will gather at our regional HQ in Manhattan for a seminar on mass casualty incidents.
  • Feb. 28 – Mar. 1: As part of the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, volunteers will be out in the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Beach, N.Y. installing free smoke detectors and talking to residents about fire safety.
  • Mar. 1: Beginning of Red Cross Month!
  • Mar. 10: The Brooklyn Nets will host an American Red Cross Awareness Night (versus the New Orleans Pelicans). For every discounted ticket sold at this web site, the Brooklyn Nets will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Red Cross. If 200 tickets are sold, the Red Cross will be honored with a special halftime recognition.

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