Monday, February 26, 2018

In Case You Missed It - Feb 26

LI Red Cross installing free smoke alarms in Nassau County over the weekend.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 381 adults and 104 children following 47 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events and Opportunities
  • If you’re a mission-focused undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then apply to our Red Cross Program—a rare opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2x9lnqV 
  • Feb 26, Mar 2, 3, 5: Red Cross blood drives will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Greater NY Red Cross building located at 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today. 
  • Mar 1: Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” We use this month as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help us fulfill our mission. 
  • Mar 3: Celebrate Red Cross Month on Mar 3 from 11 am to 2 pm at the “Share the Red” Open House here at chapter HQ. Share the joy of service and fun. Your family and friends are welcome to attend! Active Red Cross Volunteers can RSVP here on Volunteer Connection. General public walk-in's welcome.
  • Mar 4, 7: The Red Cross is partnering with JCCRP to bring a life-saving program to Queens: Smoke Detector Event and Information Session on March 4th and 7th at 7pm.

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Case You Missed It - February 19

Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 114 adults and 47 children following 52 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities.

Since last Wednesday’s tragedy in Parkland, FL, the Red Cross
has worked alongside partners to offer comfort and care.

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • If you’re a mission-focused undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then apply to our Red Cross Program—a rare opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others. Apply here
  • February 19, 20 and 23: Red Cross blood drives will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Greater NY Red Cross building located at 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • February 24: We will partner with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and FDNY Foundation to help "Sound the Alarm" by installing free smoke alarms in the Bronx. Learn more by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

9 Tips to Keep Your Pets Warm and Safe This Winter

Winter Weather #PetParedness

This NYC winter has seem some of the coldest temperatures in recent memory. While it's critical for us to keep ourselves safe amid arctic temperatures  let's not forget about the brutal impact that severe weather can have on our four-legged friends.

So what can you do to protect and prepare your pets during the winter? Here are a few simple tips to keep them safe:

1. Bring your pets inside! It’s cold out there, and what’s bad for us is also bad for man’s best friend.

2. Be careful around space heaters! Space heaters pose many risks. Not only can they burn your pet, your pet can also knock them over and start a fire.

3. Be mindful of the paws! Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate a pet’s paws. Wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth.

4. If pets cannot come indoors, keep them warm  in a dry, draft-free space large enough to allow them to sit and lie down, but small enough to keep them warm.



5. Dress your dog in style for winter weather and make sure they are wearing a collar or ID tag with their name and your cell phone number.

6. These days, there’s an app for everything, including keeping your dog safe. Download the Red Cross Pet First Aid app for iOS and Android smartphones
7. Love may be the best medicine, but if your doggy gets meds from the vet, be sure to keep some in supply in case you get snowed in this winter.

8. Be ready by keeping a preparedness kit for your pets all year long. It should include food, water, and any medications for your pets. A chew toy would also be a nice gesture.
9. And in case of an emergency evacuation, never leave your pet behind in the cold. Remember, if it’s not safe enough for you, it’s not safe enough for your pet. 

Thanks to our friends at Good Dog Therapy for sharing the photos! Check out the full series here

In Case You Missed It - Feb 12

Greater New York Red Cross rang the opening bell of the NYSE to raise awareness for fire safety.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 75 adults and 27 children following 45 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below). 

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In Case You Missed It - Feb 5

Red Cross volunteer honored at West Point for outstanding community service.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 101 adults and 18 children following 52 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events and Opportunities
  • If you’re a mission-focused undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then apply to our Red Cross Program—a rare opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2x9lnqV 
  • Feb 6, 9, 12: Red Cross blood drives will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Greater NY Red Cross building located at 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today. 
  • Feb 10: Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. fire prevention event will be in Manhattan. To schedule a future free smoke alarm installation and/or to volunteer to help make your community safer, please visit soundthealarm.org/nyc.