Monday, February 29, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Feb 29


Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 181 adults and 42 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
  • Calling all golf lovers! Barclays is looking for support at the PGA tour playoffs this summer from August 23-28 in Farmingdale, LI. Signing up gets you full admission to the tournament for you and a guest. Learn more about this great opportunity. Don't forget to select American Red Cross as your affiliation when you register!
  • Mar 3, 7: Red Cross blood drive: 1 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today. 
  • Mar 5: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.
  • Mar 5, 12, 16: March is Red Cross Month and we’ll be honoring our volunteers throughout the region with Recognition and Awards ceremonies in Long Island, Metro New York North and Greater New York.
  • Mar 12: Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will be in Huntington Station, Long Island on March 12th installing FREE smoke alarms to residents - make your appointment today! Please call (516) 229-1086 or visit: www.Redcross.org/LIFireSafety.

Monday, February 22, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Feb 22

Manhattan DAT Captain Robert Hall.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 121 adults and 55 children following 55 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
  • Feb 22, 24: Red Cross blood drive: 1 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • Feb 25: On Thursday, the Red Cross is holding a panel discussion highlighting the humanitarian implications of the European Migrant/Refugee Crisis. RSVP Today.
  • Mar 5: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.
  • Mar 12: Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will be in Huntington Station, Long Island on March 12th installing FREE smoke alarms to residents - make your appointment today! Please call (516) 229-1086 or visit: www.Redcross.org/LIFireSafety.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Staten Island Volunteers and Residents #GetAlarmedNYC

On Saturday February 6th 100+ Red Cross volunteers and partners teamed up to install free smoke alarms and talk to Staten Island residents about fire safety in the neighborhood of West Brighton. The videos below highlight the importance of this life saving, #GetAlarmedNYC program.



Red Cross Volunteer Zenovia Earl describes her experience installing smoke alarms.



Resident Michely Shimonov explains why she asked the Red Cross to come install smoke alarms in her home.



Resident Sara Rodriguez talks about how the Red Cross helped her get home fire prepared.

Monday, February 15, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Feb 15

Red Cross Volunteer Larry Krantz supporting firefighters at the scene of a fire in New Rochelle. (Photo: Carolyn Sherwin)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 132 adults and 36 children following 75 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
  • 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).
  • Feb 15, 16, 17: Red Cross blood drive: 1 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today. 
  • Mar 5: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.


Monday, February 8, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Feb 8


Red Cross Volunteers and Staff installing free smoke alarms in Staten Island. (Photo: Lori-Ann Pizzarelli)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 40 adults and 18 children following 44 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
  • 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).
  • Feb 8: Red Cross blood drive: 1 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • Mar 5: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn) next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Remembering Valhalla: One Year Later

By Peter Belfiore, American Red Cross

One year ago today, the community of Valhalla, N.Y. was forever changed when a Metro North commuter train derailed, caught fire and took six lives. On this painful anniversary, we remember those who were tragically lost that night and we also recognize those everyday heroes who stepped up during unthinkable circumstances to minimize the effects of this tragedy.     

At our Honoring Our Heroes Gala in October, we recognized three of these individuals—James Wallace, Michael Wolfert and Riley Dejong—who performed extraordinary acts after the derailment.



Dejong was not in the country at the time of the Gala so we were delighted to present her with her medal as we approached the one-year anniversary. 

Metro NY North Red Cross CEO Mary Young (R)
presents Riley Dejong with her medal.
The Red Cross was also on the scene that night, providing comfort to shaken passengers, as well as warm food and drink to emergency first responders who worked throughout the night in extreme cold conditions. Learn more about the Red Cross response.


Monday, February 1, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Feb 1


Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 87 adults and 15 children following 43 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
  • Feb 3, 5, 8: Red Cross blood drive; 1 to 7pm; 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • Feb 6: The #GetAlarmedNYC campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in the community will make its way to West Brighton, Port Richmond and Randall Manor (Staten Island) next month. Volunteer or sign up for a free smoke alarm installation at www.redcross.org/GetAlarmedNYC.

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