|Deliotte Employees Volunteered at the Red Cross on their annual Impact Day.|
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 57 adults and 21 children following 35 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).
Last Week in Review
- Following Sunday morning’s tragic shooting, the thoughts and deepest sympathies of the entire American Red Cross family are with the people of Orlando and those affected by this horrific event. Last night, our Regional CEO, Josh Lockwood deployed to Orlando to provide support to the local leadership team and help the community through this unimaginable tragedy. In the coming days and weeks, more Red Cross volunteers and staff members may deploy to Orlando to offer their support.
- On Saturday #CitiVolunteers teamed up with the Red Cross as part of Citi’s 11th annual Global Community Day. Together the Red Cross and Citi volunteers created “Thank You” Cards and Personal Care Kits for Military Veterans, Service Members and their families. A special BBQ for veterans was also held at the Bronx VA.
- #GetAlarmedNYC was in Brooklyn this Saturday and installed smoke alarms in the communities of Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Park Slope and Sheepshead Bay. Volunteers, including the New York City Fire Department, Councilman Victor Gentile, youths, spent the day installing alarms and educating residents on fire safety. See a short video message from our Program Director Joe Spaccarelli.
- More than 65 Deloitte employees joined the Red Cross at our Regional Headquarters in honor of Deloitte's annual celebration of commitment to local communities (Impact Day). Employees learned CPR and helped prepare 1,000 comfort kits for veterans, making a #ImpactThatMatters.
- Community Relations Ambassadors Helen Cuji and Paula Mauro represented the Red Cross on Friday June 3rd at a senior fair in Huntington. The Ambassadors distributed information on programs and services available to the public.
- In our latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram post, volunteer Jennifer Pearsall shares how the Red Cross has always been a constant presence in her life.
- The Long Island Chapter of the Red Cross celebrated its Red and White Dinner Dance on Thursday. National Grid received the prestigious Community Commitment Award for its National Grid’s Power to Serve Employee Volunteer Program. The Red Cross also recognized members of the American Ex-Prisoners of War on Long Island. Silverman Acampora LLP also had a little extra photo fun with their sponsorship by raising an additional $2,500 at the event!
- The latest Hope Starts Here video was released on Thursday. This episode brings viewers to the Long Island Red Cross Chapter and previews upcoming events out on the Island.
- The Young Patrons hosted their 2nd Annual Drinks and Discussion on Wednesday. The conversation focused on the year ahead for the Young Patrons. Greater New York Red Cross Board Member Radford “Roddy” Klotz spoke about the importance of identifying your philanthropic path early on in one’s career.
- We welcomed our summer interns last Monday at our monthly Yum Starts Here event.
- June 13 to 17: The Metro New York North Red Cross is holding is annual Safety Town event, a comprehensive week-long safety education program offered every summer that teaches awareness and accident prevention skills to local children in Greenwich, C.T. entering kindergarten in the fall.
- June 14: The Citizen Preparedness Corps (CPC) is looking for more trainers and is holding presenter training sessions on June 14 at 520 W 49th Street. If you are an interested Red Cross volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 15, 23 & 24: Red Cross blood drive: 1 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- June 17: The Red Cross will have a table promoting its Restoring Family Link services at the World Refugee Day 2016 – Historical Refugee Walk at Battery Park.
- June 19: The Red Cross Clubs are holding Youth Raid Cross, a role-playing simulation activity designed to help young people understand the humanitarian implications of armed conflict.
- June 25: The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will be in Port Washington, Long Island. Volunteer to help out, or sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed in your home.
- June 25: #GetAlarmedNYC is coming to Briarwood, Brooklyn. Volunteer to help out, or sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed in your home.