In the last week the Red Cross provided emergency relief in the form of shelter, food, clothing, health services and/or emotional support to 106 New Yorkers impacted by 37 disasters across our region. Here are some highlights.
Last Week in Review
- On Sept. 5, Josh Lockwood, Greater NY regional CEO, and numerous Red Cross volunteers helped kick off national Preparedness Month (#NPM2014) with our emergency partners OEM and FEMA in front of Macy’s in Herald Square. Our volunteers spoke with passersby about how to prepare before a disaster.
- #SelfieSaturday with volunteer Maria Millan (above) showing off her #RedCross First Aid app. She's prepared! Are you? It's National Preparedness Month (#NPM2014). Learn more about downloading your free Red Cross preparedness apps at www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.
- Villanova University student Caroline Hroncich laughed when her parents insisted she keep things like a flashlight in her dorm room. But after the school lost power during Sandy, she understood the importance of being prepared. Read her personal story.
- If you’re a student heading off to college—perhaps for the first time — you may be inexperienced at driving long distances or driving alone. Red Cross has tips for you!
- A shout-out to students from Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School who live in Queens and held a benefit concert for the Red Cross. On Sept. 3, they presented a check for $5,000 to the Greater New York Red Cross to support disaster response operations.
- Our GNY Red Cross Facebook page reached 30,000 Likes! We couldn't have done it without your support!
- It might be difficult to tell if your co-workers are dead or bored, but everyone in the workplace should know CPR. September is National Preparedness Month. As everyone heads back to work after summer vacations, it’s a great time to register for a Red Cross lifesaving class at www.redcross.org/take-a-class.