|Photo: Ronnie Rigos|
Last Week in Review
- Over the weekend, we posted an interview on our blog with Long Islander Trudy Culley who was deployed to Georgia following the multiple tornadoes that tore through several Southeast states.
- Last Saturday, amazing Red Crossers from Nassau and Suffolk Counties came out to install almost 100 free smoke alarms in 15 towns across Long Island.
- On Friday we shared the story of Alma Bakratsas and her family, who were alerted to a potentially deadly carbon monoxide (CO) leak in their home thanks to their smoke/CO alarm recently installed by Red Cross volunteers.
- In our latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram post, volunteer David Weil tells us how the Red Cross is a good fit for his life.
- Last Thursday, we saw our first significant snowstorm of the winter and the Red Cross mobilized throughout our region. LI Red Cross CEO Neela Lockel did a phone interview with News 12 about being prepared.
- All the snow didn’t prevent our Staten Island response team from springing into action to serve residents and first responders following a fatal fire on Post Ave.
- Rachael Ray showed "a lot of heart" on her show last week helping to promote blood donations and healthy eating as part of American Heart Month.
- We were deeply saddened and appalled to learn of the deaths last week of six of our international colleagues working in Afghanistan.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Feb 15, 16, 20: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Feb 18: Want to become a part of the Red Cross Movement and help change the world one community at a time? Register to attend our volunteer orientation and learn about the many ways you can impact your community and make new friends by volunteering with the American Red Cross.