|Over 100 volunteers installed smoke alarms in Brooklyn. (Photo: Vivian Moy)|
Last Week in Review
- Over the weekend, #GetAlarmedNYC and the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign were out in full force.
- Over 100 volunteers made up of Red Crossers, West Point cadets, Kings Point Merchant Marine midshipmen and students from the Red Cross Hunter College Club spread out across Brooklyn to help make the community safer by installing free smoke alarms.
- Volunteers out on Long Island were also making a difference for their neighbors by installing free smoke alarms in area homes.
- On Friday, IVY Magazine published an interview with our CEO Josh Lockwood on how to get engaged in social impact.
- Last Wednesday was a big training day for the Greater New York Region. Volunteers out in Staten Island were focused on ERV (or Emergency Response Vehicle) driver training while Metro New York North volunteers traveled to Hawthorne for training in Red Cross Disaster Logistics.
- For our latest #MyRedCrossLife Instagram post, Yonkers native Tracy Richardson shared how volunteering with the Red Cross opened his eyes to community service.
- For MLK Day, we reflected on Martin Luther King Jr.’s profound words about service.
- Also on MLK Day: we were working with the FDNY to sign up residents of Sunset Park, Brooklyn for free smoke alarm installations.
- Early Monday morning, CBS New York reported on Red Cross assistance following an apartment fire in the Bronx.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- Jan 24, 31: Red Cross blood drive: 2 to 7pm: 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
- Jan 24: The Young Patrons group will be at offices iHeartMedia to help out with the Missing Maps Project.
- Jan 28: Want to become a part of the Red Cross Movement and help change the world one community at a time? Register to attend our volunteer orientation and learn about the many ways you can impact your community and make new friends by volunteering with the American Red Cross.
- Feb 6: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Class is a free workshop that explores the history of the Global Red Cross Network, from the founding of the ICRC in 1863 to the establishment of the IFRC to the 1919 to the creation of National Societies present in 190 countries today. Register today!
- Feb 10: We are thrilled to announce that from now through Feb 10, One World Observatory will support American Red Cross donating $5 for each Standard Admission Ticket and $10 for each Priority Access Ticket sold via this special link. We hope to see you there!