November 28, 2012
3. Gotham City Cheerleaders and owners of Redds Restaurant in Carlstadt, N.J., presented a check for $1,700 to Denise Juarez, representing the American Red Cross.
Photo and story by Elizabeth (Betsy) Morse
When the Gotham City Cheerleaders picked a disaster relief team to root for, the American Red Cross was the unanimous choice.
The group aspires to become the official cheerleading squad for the New York Giants football team, but in the meantime, they sharpen their skills with tailgate party performances and other appearances.
When Superstorm Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey area, several of the team members and their families were directly affected; the others knew they wanted to help. The team tried to volunteer to raise morale in devastated neighborhoods, but quickly found that many areas were closed to them. So they turned to using their public appearances into fundraisers.
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September 4, 2010
YAPHANK, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2010 – Governor David A. Paterson thanked American Red Cross volunteers Friday afternoon for their efforts to prepare Long Island for Hurricane Earl’s approach. At a press conference in the agency’s operations center, Paterson praised them,
“Not just for their response to this disaster but for all the months of work and training and preparedness that make it easy.”
The response on Long Island is being led by Robert Imbornoni, the chief response officer for the Metropolitan New York Chapters. Imbornoni credited the success of the effort to years of hard work and coordination between the local chapters. The disaster relief operation headquarters was established adjacent to the Suffolk County Chapter’s offices. Volunteers from throughout the region—Suffolk, Nassau County, and Greater New York—are leading the response with some volunteers coming from as far as Chicago.
And though most of Long Island seems to have dodged a bullet thanks to Earl shifting east, the Red Cross remains on the job. A shelter is open in Montauk, a small village located on the easternmost point of the island that is being pounded by heavy surf and rain. Coastal flooding remains a concern across the island as the storm passes.
“We will be here as long as we are needed,” stated Imbornoni.
August 27, 2010
Washington – Fast moving wildfires in several portions of the state destroyed homes, burned hundreds of acres and caused the evacuation of residents in Ferry, Stevens and Klickitat Counties on Thursday.
The Inland Northwest Chapter deployed Disaster Action Team (DAT), dispatched two Emergency Response Vehicles, opened two shelters and provided Mass Care to the evacuees. The Southwest Washington Chapter deployed DAT, opened a shelter for residents in the affected area and staffed the County EOC.
January 19, 2010
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January 15, 2010
CBS News Helps Red Cross Transport Blood into Haiti
• The American Red Cross needed help getting blood into Haiti this week and CBS News flew to the rescue.
• The United Nations Mission Hospital in Haiti requested blood products from the Red Cross to help treat victims of the earthquake.
• CBS News had chartered a plane to take their staff and equipment into Haiti and agreed to carry four boxes of Red Cross blood with them.
• The CBS crew and their precious Red Cross cargo arrived in Port au Prince on Thursday.
• The blood was delivered to waiting United Nations personnel upon arrival and brought directly to the hospital where staff started using it almost immediately.
• The delivery of this Red Cross blood by CBS News was truly a lifesaving gift.
January 13, 2010
In Haiti, the local Red Cross worked throughout the night to rescue people from their trapped homes and provide first aid.
· Priority needs now are food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.
January 13, 2010
The American Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million to support the relief operation.
- We committed $200,000 last night, and increased that amount this morning to $1 million.
- The American Red Cross also is releasing supplies from our warehouse in Panama that will be able to meet the immediate needs of 5,000 families. Included are tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets.
- The American Red Cross is deploying six disaster management specialists to the disaster zone to help coordinate relief. These join the staff we already have on the ground there.