You don't have to be a Jedi to be a hero! #TheForceAwakens https://t.co/nm46PIcOzy (photo: EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT) pic.twitter.com/qUz8TxAmAy— American Red Cross (@RedCross) December 18, 2015
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 121 adults and 46 children following 71 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).
Last Week in Review
- This weekend, our #GetAlarmedNYC team partnered with the Tzu Chi Foundation to install 161 free smoke alarms in Brooklyn.
- Big thank you to our Metro NY North volunteers who helped families displaced by a fire in Peekskill, N.Y. this Saturday.
- All week, as part of an end-of-the-year recap, we counted down our most-read blog posts of the year. See the full list here!
- Last week, our Hell’s Kitchen (NYC), Hawthorne (Westchester) and Mineola (Long Island) offices each hosted quarterly “All-Hands” volunteer meetings. Click here for some photos from the Manhattan event.
- Are you following us on Instagram? Be sure to check out our “Images of 2015” photo series we are featuring all month. Follow @redcrossny to view the daily posts.
- On Tuesday, we posted our most recent #MyRedCrossLife profile: Red Cross volunteer Rahim Chagani from Rego Park, Queens.
- Early last week, we posted a recap of the Red Cross response to the massive fire that tore through several Bronx homes a few days earlier. Additionally, several news outlets continued their coverage of the incident and our assistance.
- Win a Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit by taking the online emergency preparedness training. You’ll be automatically entered to win. This contest is open to residents of New York City, Long Island, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester Counties. Four winners will be chosen each month (notified via email).
- Jan. 9: Our #GetAlarmedNYC campaign needs volunteers to support daily installation teams every week. The campaign also needs volunteers to support our upcoming Mega Event in Harlem. Sign up for a Home Fire Campaign shift today (link for Red Cross Volunteers).