|Twenty Board Members from the American Red Cross in Metro New York
North gathered for |
day of service in Port Chester to install free smoke detectors in the communities.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 103 adults and 68 children following 34 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).
Last Week in Review
- On Saturday, 20 board members from the MNY Red Cross gathered in Port Chester to install free smoke detectors in the communities around them. FiOS1News also helped in covering the story. Truly amazing effort by everyone involved.
- A busy morning on Thursday as Red Crossers responded to two AM fires in Manhattan. A total of 17 families as the Red Cross provided affected residents with immediate assistance and emotional support. Visit our Facebook page to hear some of the stories as told by residents and students displaced by the the W 141st Str. fire which involved a roof collapse and an entire building vacate.
- Several weeks after Hurricane Matthew made landfall, relief efforts for affected areas are ongoing and as strong as ever. More Red Crossers, including our very own, Tiara Youmans, have been deployed to Haiti to support the global Red Cross disaster response.
- The American Red Cross helps the community by providing a wide range of support services to those affected by disaster. Check out this incredibly unique story on Ember, a service dog dedicated to helping others.
- Long Island Red Cross CEO Neela Lockel was named one of the top 50 Women in Business by Long Island Business News.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Oct 25, 27, Nov 1: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Oct 27, 31: #GetAlarmedNYC is in full swing and serving neighborhoods all across NYC. Volunteer to help out, or sign up to get a free smoke alarm installed in your home.
- Nov 6: For current Red Cross Volunteers, the Greater NY Region is recruiting over 150 volunteers to support the Marathon medical team as course spotters in the post-finish area of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov 6. Volunteers working this event will be required to have a current CPR certification. CPR training will be provided at no cost for volunteers who are not certified. Sign up today!
- Nov 10: Interested in a leadership position at #RedCross ? Apply now to be a Youth Services Manager, an exciting opportunity that helps your community!
- Nov 11: Keep an eye out for Greater New York Red Cross volunteers and staff who will marching in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade.