|Manhattan DAT Captain Robert Hall.|
Last Week in Review
- Over the weekend, the Metro New York North chapter was busy holding trainings and meetings.
- On Friday, the Long Island Red Cross opened a reception center for residents in Brentwood after a fire forced the evacuation of two apartment buildings.
- What’s the most surprising thing about responding to disasters? Red Cross volunteer Robert Hall shared his thoughts last Wednesday on the latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram.
- On Wednesday, we also blogged about how Red Cross volunteers and partners teamed up to install free smoke alarms and talked to Staten Island residents about fire safety in the neighborhood of West Brighton.
- Thank you to Noodles & Company for supporting the Red Cross out on Long Island by donating a check for $2,225 earlier in the month.
- Last Tuesday, the Somers Record published an article about the previous week’s special Stephanie Crispinelli day.
- Last Monday, the NY Times covered a major 4-alarm fire in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where the Red Cross provided assistance to displaced residents.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Feb 22, 24: Red Cross blood drive: 1 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Feb 25: On Thursday, the Red Cross is holding a panel discussion highlighting the humanitarian implications of the European Migrant/Refugee Crisis. RSVP Today.
- Mar 5: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.
- Mar 12: Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will be in Huntington Station, Long Island on March 12th installing FREE smoke alarms to residents - make your appointment today! Please call (516) 229-1086 or visit: www.Redcross.org/LIFireSafety.