Monday, November 26, 2018

In Case You Missed It - Nov 26

Long Island Red Crossers handing out supplies to homeless veterans at the Freeport Armory
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 120 adults and 43 children following 52 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events & Opportunities 
  • Nov 26, 27, & 30: 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!  
  • Nov 27: Celebrate Giving Tuesday and donate to the American Red Cross. Your gift makes a difference. Without you, our work simply would not be possible. 
  • Dec 13: Join the Red Cross Young Patrons at their Holiday Soirée: a night of conversation, drinks, live music and general holiday cheer at the beautiful and historic Players Club in Gramercy Park. To purchase tickets, click here

Monday, November 19, 2018

In Case You Missed It — Nov 19


Red Cross volunteer providing care and comfort to Bonnie who had to evacuate her home in Paradise, California
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 86 adults and 36 children following 49 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events & Opportunities 
  • Hiring: Response Manager (weekday 12am-8am shift), Response Manager (Wed-Fri 4pm-12am shifts with alternating 12pm-12am weekend shifts)
  • Nov 19, 20, 21, & 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!  
  • Dec 13: Join the Red Cross Young Patrons at their Holiday Soirée: a night of conversation, drinks, live music and general holiday cheer at the beautiful and historic Players Club in Gramercy Park. To purchase tickets, click here!

Monday, November 12, 2018

In Case You Missed It — Nov 12

Red Crossers honoring our nation's veterans at the NYC Veteran's Day Parade (Photo: Kevin Suttlehan)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 115 adults and 18 children following 60 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
  • Nov 12, 16, & 19: 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
  • Nov 15: American Red Cross is hosting Sunrise to Save Lives Breakfast to eliminate measles through improved vaccination coverage. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://501auctions.com/sunrisetosavelives. For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dawn Neilson at dawn.neilson@redcross.org or 516-747-3500 ext. 203. 
  • Nov 16: Sign up for a free 2-hour class about the Fundamental Principles that guide the work and decisions of all Red Cross Red Crescent workers. RSVP here or contact Sara Onvani at sara.onvani2@redcross.org
  • Dec 13: Join the Red Cross Young Patrons at their Holiday Soirée: a night of conversation, drinks, live music and general holiday cheer at the beautiful and historic Players Club in Gramercy Park. To purchase tickets, click here

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Volunteer Snapshot: Jeff O'Neil

Jeff O'Neil in Mexico Beach, Florida after Hurricane Michael
Jeff O’Neil remembers walking past his local Red Cross in Huntington, Long Island thousands of times before one day deciding to walk in and learn more. 16 years after that fateful decision, O’Neil has not looked back. From working in a mega shelter for victims of Hurricane Harvey to working with Health Services after a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri, O’Neil has dedicated countless hours helping those affected by disasters across the country. Most recently, O’Neil deployed to Florida for two weeks in response to Hurricane Michael. There, he drove an Emergency Response Vehicle and teamed up with a local volunteer fire department to provide warm meals to residents impacted by this historic storm.

When asked what he’s learned from his 16 years with the Red Cross, O’Neil said:

“I have the best feeling that I’ve had in my life when I’m reaching out and helping somebody else…And the Red Cross has given me the opportunity to be on that path, to find those people that need help. Like a lot of the things the Red Cross has done for me, nothing is huge. There’s been no great flash of light; it’s just been little, little things where I can see somebody feel a little bit relieved in a crazy situation. And if I can help be a part of that, it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.”
O'Neil after the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado


O'Neil and fellow volunteers in Florida responding to Hurricane Michael

Mexico Beach, Florida

Red Crossers team up with Lanark Volunteer Fire Department after Hurricane Michael

Monday, November 5, 2018

In Case You Missed It - Nov 5

Red Cross offered emergency preparedness training to students of New Dorp High School on Staten Island 
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 96 adults and 27 children following 33 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events & Opportunities
  • Nov 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
  • Nov 15: American Red Cross is hosting Sunrise to Save Lives Breakfast to eliminate measles through improved vaccination coverage. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://501auctions.com/sunrisetosavelives. For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dawn Neilson at dawn.neilson@redcross.org or 516-747-3500 ext. 203. 
  • Nov 16: Sign up for a free 2-hour class about the Fundamental Principles that guide the work and decisions of all Red Cross Red Crescent workers. RSVP here or contact Sara Onvani at sara.onvani2@redcross.org
  • Dec 13: Join the Red Cross Young Patrons at their Holiday Soirée: a night of conversation, drinks, live music and general holiday cheer at the beautiful and historic Players Club in Gramercy Park. To purchase tickets, click here!