Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In Case You Missed It - June 6

Western Themed ERV Rodeo at Middletown Warehouse.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 113 adults and 30 children following 33 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review

  • Last Saturday, the GNY Red Cross Logistics Team held an ERV Rodeo at the Middletown Warehouse with a western theme. ERV drivers had an opportunity to practice their driving skills by competing in three obstacle courses and many competitive events including a Pallet Jack Relay, Trailer Towing and setting up a Light Tower. 59 people attended and enjoyed the activities and BBQ lunch.
  • A leadership retreat for board members across the Greater New York region was held Thursday. Speakers included Christine Salerno, Robert Clauser, Shola Olatoye, and Miguel Marquez.
  • The Red Cross was happy to host the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene for its POD Training Day.
  •  Hurricane Season officially started on June 1:
    • Craig Cooper explains what is stocked in hurricane storage containers that are located throughout the Greater New York Red Cross region on YouTube
    • Late last month Long Island community leaders, including Red Crosser Elizabeth Barker, held a press conference to discuss how residents can properly prepare for Hurricane Season. The main theme of the discussion was to be “prepared not scared."
    • Both CBS and Fios 1 covered the Long Island press conference.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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