Monday, August 21, 2017

In Case You Missed It - August 21


World Humanitarian Day 2017 paid tribute to
aid workers who risk their lives to help others.
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 139 adults and 64 children following 52 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

  • 7x a day, someone in the U.S. dies in a home fire. Help #EndHomeFires by joining Sound the Alarm. Save a Life, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. In addition to installing smoke alarms, there’s also a new way to help: peer-to-peer fundraising on CrowdRise! To join the team, click on your Red Cross chapter: Greater NY, Long Island, Metro NY North
  • Aug 21-22, 24, and 26: Red Cross weekday blood drives will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. (weekends 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Greater NY Red Cross building located at 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • Aug 22-27: Do you like to volunteer? Do you like golf? If so, have we got an opportunity for you! Sign up today to volunteer at THE NORTHERN TRUST at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, NY. For $75, you gain daily access to the tournament for you and a guest, a logoed polo shirt and baseball cap, and much more. Plus, your efforts will support the mission of the American Red Cross. Learn more here.
  • Nov 5: There are still limited amount of spots available on Team Red Cross to run the TCS NYC Marathon. Not only do you get to cross running the marathon off your bucket list, but you also get to run for an organization that's devoted to helping people who need help the most. You can register now at redcross.org/2017NYCMarathon


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