Monday, January 21, 2019

In Case You Missed It - Jan 21

First responders, a ferry captain, nurses, Red Cross volunteers and the survivors of
Flight 1549 commemorate the 10th anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson."
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 199 adults and 82 children following 64 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In Case You Missed It - Jan 14

Girl Scouts learning about the Red Cross on Career Night in Port Jefferson.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 132 adults and 38 children following 72 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review 

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In Case You Missed It - Jan 7

Thomas R. Murphy 1947-2019 (Photo: Steven Thorne, American Red Cross)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 104 adults and 30 children following 39 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

IN MEMORIAM - Thomas R. Murphy

photo credit: Steven Thorne, American Red Cross
It was with great sadness that we recently learned of the passing of longtime American Red Cross in Greater NY volunteer and dear friend, Tom Murphy. 

Thomas R. Murphy joined the Red Cross in 2007 and brought his compassion, professionalism, and sense of humor to everything he did with us. Often in a Logistics capacity, Tom volunteered countless hours and supported nearly every facet of our mission. His Red Cross career began in response where he was a fixture at large-scale emergencies like building fires, driving our Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) and box trucks to the scene and helping to deliver critical supplies to disaster victims. In 2008 Tom deployed with a Greater NY team to Louisiana for Hurricane Gustav to help manage operations at a 3000+ person mega-shelter. In 2012, Tom worked tirelessly in support of Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. More recently, his volunteer work focused on our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in NYC and Long Island where he took on roles as an educator, documenter, installer and (almost always) driver to help move our volunteers from appointment to appointment. Tom’s experience and easy-going personality made him a natural mentor for new volunteers and he always put others before himself.

Tom was the beloved husband to the late Virginia Rizzo. Loving father to Richard, Joseph, James, Margot, and Michael. Cherished by his five grandchildren. Always remembered by his sister, Joanne.

On behalf of the Red Cross, our deepest condolences to Tom’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

For information on funeral arrangements, click here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

In Case You Missed It - Jan 2

Red Cross volunteers supporting emergency responders at Times Square on New Year's Eve. (Photo: Barry Ritter)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 143 adults and 53 children following 58 disaster responses. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (see below)

Last Week in Review

Upcoming Events & Opportunities
  • We are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Volunteer Screener, Disaster Action Team Member, Recruitment Support Member, Recovery Caseworker, Mass Care Team Member. Apply today at www.redcross.org/volunteer! For more information, please contact recruitmentgny@redcross.org. 
  • Jan 4, 7, 8, 11: 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
  • Jan 13: The American Red Cross is heading to the #Bronx to install FREE smoke alarms and provide fire safety information to area residents. Sign up today for your FREE smoke alarm by calling 877-REDCROSS or visiting soundthealarm.org/NYC. 
  • Apr 15: Would you like to run the Boston Marathon for a good cause? Join the American Red Cross Runners on a Mission at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Be a part of our team and run to help deliver hope to those in their greatest time of need. Apply on our website: www.redcross.org/teamredcrossboston or email teamredcrossboston@redcross.org