Video: Response in the Rockaways

November 14, 2012


Fast Facts: Fixed Feeding Sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

November 1, 2012

NASSAU COUNTY LOCATIONS

Nickerson Beach Park
880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY
Contact: Krystle 347-579-5455
Hours: 11-1pm and 4-6pm

Cedar Crest Park
3340 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY
Contact: Caroline 917-513-2405
Hours: 11-1pm and 4-6pm

Christopher Marley Park
500 Searingtown Rd, Roslyn, NY
Contact: Sam 917-385-1986
Hours: 11-1pm and 4-6pm

SUFFOLK COUNTY LOCATIONS

Mastic Fire House
1080 Mastic Road, Mastic, NY
Contact: Alfiya 646-745-0768
Hours: 11-1pm and 4-6pm

Riverhead City Center
210 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY
Contact: Christopher 727-831-3851
Hours: 11-1pm and 4-6pm

H.L. Dennison
100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY
Contact: Karen 917-608-3663
Hours: 11-1pm and 4-6pm


Disaster Alert: Transportation Incident in Washington

July 25, 2012

Disaster Alert

Washington– A small non-commercial plane which was scheduled to land in Sequim around 8 am on Tuesday, July 24, never made it; this prompted a search and rescue effort which may last several days.

The Apple Valley Chapter is working with Southern Baptist to provide feeding for about 50 search and rescue workers. The chapter tried to contact the family. The Disaster Operations Center contacted the National Transportation and Safety Board.


Fast Facts: Flooding in North Carolina

October 7, 2010

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of flooding in North Carolina:


Story: Nashville Residents Get Red Cross Help

May 18, 2010

This story was written by Red Cross worker Tammie Pech on May 16th, 2010.

On this hot, humid day, a week after the flooding, Cynthia Cyrus is taking a break from the work of cleaning up after the flood that hit her Nashville home. Sitting in the shade and looking over her yard full of belongings, she says very optimistically, “we are inventorying discoveries, not counting our losses.”

Just a couple of weeks after her husband returned from his second tour in Iraq, the flooding in Nashville ravished their home with 15 feet of water. “I was just glad he was home and I didn’t have to deal with this and three children alone,” Cynthia shared. When asked about all the volunteers and Red Cross workers helping her she said with a smile, “I am thrilled, it has become an instantaneous community and we feel blessed. Most people look at the gloom and doom, but we would rather see the brighter side of things.”

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Story: Air Force One Chef Cooks for ARC Clients

May 12, 2010

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Doug Scarlett manages mobile feeding vehicle fleet to get meals out quickly in Jackson, TN.

If the President of the United States suggested you volunteer for the Red Cross, you might listen. Doug Scarlett followed that recommendation 45 years ago, after becoming the Air Force One chef. Now he’s a Red Cross kitchen manager.

Becoming a chef never even entered Doug’s mind when he signed up for the Air Force in 1965. “My commanding officer told me I was going to cooking school,” says Doug. “If I didn’t, he would have kicked me out.”

Even though his heart may not have been in it at first, Doug graduated top of his class. From there he was sent to culinary school and on to dietary school. All the while, the government was doing background checks on the young man.

Soon after finishing dietary school, Doug got a call from the Pentagon with a classified assignment. Days later, he and his wife moved from Montana to Washington D.C. When he reported to his general he said,

“You’re going to cook for the president.”

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Video: Volunteers Feed Nashville

May 7, 2010

More than 30 Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles line up to be packed with food to be distributed in Nashville. Today, the ERVs will travel around affected neighborhoods to distribute supplies.


Photos: Tennessee Floods

May 7, 2010

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Photos: New Jersey Floods

March 22, 2010

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Update

November 4, 2009

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Worcester, MA — H1N1 clinic.

People lined up from 8:00 a.m. on Monday waiting for the clinic to open at 4:00 p.m.

  • Red Cross served over 1,400 cups of hot chocolate and coffee as people stood outside.
  • An additional 9 volunteers worked inside the clinic at registration and screenings, under our newly signed Memo Of Understanding with the Medical Reserve Corps.

This was the maiden voyage of the Central Massachusetts Chapter’s new Mobile Feeding Unit. The $129,000 vehicle, fully funded by the Homeland Security Council and MMRS, is equipped with a 6 burner stove, grill, refrigerator and 4 sinks!


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